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    ERICH MENDELSOHN - ORIENTAL FROM EAST PRUSSIA

    He could easily have been forgotten: he founded no school, there was no institutionalized follow-up to his ideas, and his achievements have been too often ignored.

    His buildings, created by in Germany, Poland, Russia, Norway, Great Britain, Israel, and the United States were very influential in their day. But only recently has the importance of Erich Mendelsohn been acknowledged once more.

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    JUST ANOTHER PRETTY WEB SITE?

    More than two-thirds of design and environmental consulting firms plan a redesign of their Web site in the coming year. But in their rush to redesign, many firms seem doomed to repeat fundamental mistakes they made on earlier versions of their site.

    There are six important questions firm leaders should ask themselves when redesigning their Web site. Some successful answers to those questions are illustrated here in the work of three representative firms.

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    HOW ROWHOUSES SHAPED OUR NEIGHBORHOODS

    In North America, rowhouses go back to the days of the earliest European colonies. By the 1630s, English settlers in Jamestown, Virginia, and probably elsewhere, were putting up small groups of attached houses closely modeled on familiar English forms that had been built since medieval times.

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    NYU spares Poe home facade, plans to commemorate author — SunSpot.Net, 2001.0124

    Chicago Architecture Caught on Film — Associated Press, 2001.0111

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