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    TO DESIGN AN ENDURING MUSEUM

    When the doors open at the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C., people are already lined up, waiting to get in. This is because effective interpretive design motivates people to discover meaning. In a world where nearly everything is for sale, genuinely meaningful experiences are rare commodities. In fact, they are priceless.

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    POSTCARD FROM HAVANA

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    The young architect Maikel Menenioz Gonzalez was awakened by an unexpected telephone call at 1 a.m. and instructed to be ready in ten minutes for a project interview. Fidel Castro had just received word that his negotiations with the U.S. government for the return of Elian Gonzalez had been thwarted by the boy's relatives in Miami.

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    BUILDING HERTITAGE IN BRNO

    In the heart of Europe, Brno is proud of its architectural reminders of the past, many of which are being revitalized today. Modernist buildings of the 1920s and 30s, including the Tugendhadt Villa by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, are receiving renewed international attention and inspiring new construction.

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    BRUCE GOFF COMES TO REST AMONG PEERS

    In a 20-month project that culminated in October 2000, Seattle architect Grant Gustafson, AIA took responsibility for the disposition of the remains of the late Bruce Goff eighteen years after the death of the unique teacher and self-taught, iconoclastic architect.

    Gustafson designed a marker, secured funding for it and a burial plot, and brought together Goff aficionados to pay a tribute to the master as he was laid among other greats of 20th century architecture.

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    THE GLAMOUR OF SIMPLICITY: AMERICAN MODERNISM

    Book Review:

    Modernism Rediscovered, by Pierluigi Serraino and Julius Shulman. Taschen Books, 2000, ISBN 3-8228-6415-3.

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    More Building Culture

    Window Is Final Touch for Cathedral — AP, 2001.0320

    Architect tries to save family home — BBC, 2001.0319

    Getty Museum Examines Central European Architecture, 1890-1937 — Bloomberg, 2001.0319

    Avalon's Urban-Living Experiment — Washington Post, 2001.0316

    Old mansions sign of new money — USA Today, 2001.0316

    Interior Designers in Illinois Agree to Moratorium on Practice Legislation — AIArchitect, 2001.0312

    Waterway has a role to play — Chicago Sun Times, 2001.0312

    Showing that houses are enhancements — Boston Globe, 2001.0308

    Fighting to save an architect's gem — Boston Globe, 2001.0308

    The Skyscraper as Artist's Canvas — L.A. Times, 2001.0306

    Pitch Out the T Square — Washington Post, 2001.0303

    Shock treatment — The Times (UK), 2001.0304

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