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    KOOLHAAS WINS PRITZKER PRIZE

    In April, Rem Koolhaas, a 56-year-old architect from the Netherlands, was named the Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate for the year 2000. The controversial yet critically acclaimed architect will receive the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in architecture in a ceremony in Jeruselem on May 29.

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    AIA CONVENTION PROBES LIVABILITY

    The "City of Brotherly Love," home of the Liberty Bell, was the setting earlier this month for the annual convention of the American Institute of Architects. With its rich cultural and architectural history and its share of urban problems, Philadelphia was an appropriate setting for the AIA's theme of "New Century, New Vision: Livable Communities for America's Future."

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    NEW YORK LANDMARK REOPENS

    Bridgemarket has been one of New York City's best kept secrets: a cathedral-like space beneath the Queensboro Bridge adorned with a canopy of Guastavino tile vaults. Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates first presented plans for a market in 1977 and ushered the project through an extensive public review process and several design incarnations.

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    RAILWAY STATION TOWERS OVER NAGOYA, JAPAN

    Official opening ceremonies were held in January for JR Central Towers & Station, a new 4,800,000 gross square foot (446,000 square meter) mixed-use complex, the largest building in Japan. This distinguishes the city of Nagoya as the foremost center of transportation, commerce, and hospitality in central Japan.

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