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BUILDING THIS WEEK
NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION
Comprehensive planning and budgeting for a historic preservation project cannot commence without a detailed survey of a building's existing conditions. Information gathered during the documentation search forms the basis but cannot supplant the need for field inspection.
Those who plan to conduct the field investigation should first understand the existing construction. The original drawings, specifications, and historic research provide important information, but they may be inaccurate due to changesóboth during the initial construction and in later modifications.
ELEGANT EFFICIENCY AT ZION CANYON
Out in the beautiful Utah desert, the U.S. National Park Service (NPS) is elegantly demonstrating how bringing the outside in and the inside out can enhance our appreciation of the built and natural environment.
The 7,600-square-foot (706-square meter) Zion Canyon Visitor and Transportation Center, in Springdale, Utah, is a showcase of efficiency and sustainability for the NPS.
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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