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    SEATTLE ARCHITECTS GO PUBLIC

    One of the fastest-growing cities in the United States is Seattle, Washington. Home to Microsoft, Amazon.com, and other well-endowed companies, Seattle is experiencing a building boom in quality as well as quantity.

    To acknowledge this renaissance of the built environment, AIA Seattle, the city's chapter of the American Institute of Architects, sets aside some time every autumn for a series of events called Architecture Week. This time is dedicated to public outreach and professional celebration.

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    PORTLAND CELEBRATES ARCHITECTURE

    Once a year, in many American cities, architects set aside a week to celebrate the built environment and to share their passion for it with the general public. This so-called "Architecture Week," (no relation to the on-line magazine) also gives the profession an opportunity to further its own education and to honor peers for their accomplishments.

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    A CONCERT HALL RESTORED

    Severance Hall, although a beautiful 1930s-vintage neo-classical building, was less well known than its primary occupant: the Cleveland Orchestra, conducted for many years by George Szell. Over time, the world-class symphony grew in fame, while the building suffered from a series of misguided "renovations."

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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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    Architects to block the 'units of horror' — Sydney Morning Herald, 2000.1031

    INTERIORS and ARCHITECTURE Magazines Join Design Group at Bill Communications — BPi Communications Press Release, 2000.1031

    To Preserve and Protect — LA Times, 2000.1030

    London plan for tallest tower in Europe unveiled — London Telegraph, 2000.1029

    Peaceful U.S. Mall a Monumental Battlefield — Reuters, 2000.1025

    The heretic master of frozen motion : RIBA Gold Medal to Gehry — Independent Digital (UK), 2000.1023

    Architects Fight to Save [Frank Lloyd Wright] Home From Its Owners — KGW.com, 2000.10

    Pompidou architect to design New York Times' new headquarters — Agence France-Presse, 2000.1013

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