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    REBUILDING CENTRAL BEIRUT

    For five millennia, Beirut, Lebanon has been evolving in response to the diverse cultures of its visitors and its invaders. Embedded in its urban fabric is a tradition of the dominant culture asserting its authority through spatial transformation.

    Now reconstruction is underway in the aftermath of the civil-regional war of 1975-1990, but there is no peace among those debating how reconstruction should proceed.

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    RESTORING LADY LIBERTY

    The Statue of Liberty, created by French sculptor August Bartholdi and architect/engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, was completed in 1886. While its restoration was monumental in terms of size, complexity, and visibility, the technical, design, access/egress, and deadline issues are similar—if on a larger scale—to those on many historic building projects.

    These are some of the challenges faced by the restoration team:

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    THE BUZZ AT BUILD BOSTON 2000

    Switch Hotel . . . Soft Landing . . . Air Barrier . . . Future Search. These were just a few of the many new "buzzwords" floating around Boston's World Trade Center in November when some 11,000 architects and construction professionals and 350 vendors converged at the 16th annual Build Boston.

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    More Building and Construction

    Buildscape Deploys AvantGo Enterprise for Wireless Construction Application — AvantGo, Inc. Press Release, 2000.1207. Buildscape, Inc., an Internet-based e-commerce service for construction, has developed an application for handheld, wireless devices that enables contractors and builders to store, send, and receive critical building and supply data.

    Buzzsaw.com Introduces Orange Pages Directories — Buzzsaw.com Web site, 2000.1206. The online service for the construction industry announces a comprehensive resource of more than 850,000 building and construction professionals including architects, contractors, suppliers, and building product manufacturers, that can be searched by work type or location.

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