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    HIGH-RISE HOUSING IN INDIA

    For over 40 years, architect Charles Correa has been designing public housing and other major buildings for cities in his native India.

    In this developing country where the urban population is growing twice as fast as the rural, the inventive, award-winning architect, planner, activist, and theoretician has adapted the language of modern architecture to create low-tech and low-cost yet humane habitats.

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    BENTLEY USER CONFERENCE 2000

    The Bentley Systems annual international user conference was recently held in Philadelphia. The 2,500-attendee conference was an opportunity to celebrate professionals and firms who have demonstrated the best that can be done with Bentley products, and to educate users about new and upcoming applications.

    Bentley Systems, Inc. is the developer of MicroStation/J and other computer applications for architectural and engineering design and operations.

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    NORMAN FOSTER : ANALOG AND DIGITAL ECOLOGY

    Norman Foster's keynote address at this year's Bentley International User Conference in Philadelphia on Tuesday reminded me again why he is considered one of the most intelligent architects practicing today.

    In a wide-ranging talk that tied together themes found in his work for over 30 years, Foster stressed the importance of melding the technological with human experience, or the "digital with the analog," as he called it.

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    Renzo Piano to design New York Times building — CNN Style, 2000.1013. The fourty story tower near Times Square will be Piano's first building in New York.

    Building a Reputation 'Flood of great buildings' by renowned international architects scheduled to go up during the next few years in San Francisco — San Francisco Chronicle, 2000.1010

    Convention center jobs awarded to Rafael Vinoly — Pittsburgh Post Gazette, 2000.1011 New lawsuit challenges review board: Developers claim members overstepped their bounds by denying hotel's use of brick veneer. — Savannah Morning News, 2000.1011

    Johnson Fain Is Infomart-L.A. Designer: L.A. architectural firm is hired to oversee renovation and conversion of historic downtown structure into high-tech center. — Los Angeles Times, 2000.1010

    A Dream Written in Stone: S.F. firm designing Martin Luther King memorial in Washington — San Francisco Chronicle, 2000.1010

    Lawsuit filed to derail WWII Memorial — Washington Post, 2000.1003

    PBS Studies `Building Big' (AP) — New York Times, 2000.1002  (registration required)

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