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    NEW VIRTUAL REALITY THEATER SUPPORTS ARCHITECTURAL RESEARCH

    Architecture students at Iowa State University (ISU) can walk into a magical environment and take on seemingly super powers. They can explore the architecture of the Roman Empire, sculpt architectural forms with their hands, and test structures in the process of design.

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    IN MEMORY OF JOHN HEJDUK, 1929-2000

    John Hejduk, one of the most original architects in the United States, succumbed to cancer on July 3. Until June he was dean of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York. He was known more for his visionary works of architecture on paper and his influence on graduates of Cooper Union—such architects as Daniel Libeskind and Elizabeth Diller—than his built work—such as the interior of Cooper's building at Astor Square in New York City.

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    Battle over U.S. war memorial site heating up — Opponents to a controversial plan threaten to sue over the location of a $100 million national World War Two memorial on the U.S. capital's central avenue.

    Panel Backs World War II Memorial on Mall in Washington — New York Times, 2000.0721 (registration required)

    Spectacle returns to the Colosseum — BBC, 2000.0719

    Dorm Sprinkler Laws Fall Short — ENR, 2000.0724

    A Spanish home for culture set in a sea of light — On Calatrava in Valencia, Times of London, 2000.0718

    Colosseum to host performances for first time in 1,500 years — CNN, 2000.0717

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