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    NAHB 2001 ATLANTA SHOWCASE

    In February, 2001, nearly 73,000 construction professionals from 95 countries descended upon Atlanta, Georgia for what its organizers say is the world's largest construction industry trade show.

    The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 2001 International Builders Show also incorporated the International Commercial Construction Exposition (ICCON) and tecHOMExpo. On display for the event were thousands of building tools and products including electronic devices to automate twenty-first century houses.

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    POSTCARD FROM ATHENS UNDERGROUND

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    Among the recent urban planning efforts in Athens is one of the most ambitious modern engineering/ archaeological projects ever undertaken. The Athens Metro took an extra two years and an additional $70 million to get the excavation right, with proper attention to the antiquities found lying beneath the city.

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    CALIFORNIA HISTORIC PRESERVATION AWARDS

    An urban marketplace, a bridge, and a classical temple were among 19 projects receiving awards last weekend from the California Preservation Foundation in a ceremony at Stanford University.

    Design awards chair, Christopher Johnson, AIA, described the 18-year-old awards program as: "one of our principal means of honoring the preservation industry and educating the public about the important role that historic preservation projects play in the quality of life in our communities."

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    More Architecture News

    Mayor Riordan Breaks Ground for Architecture School's New Downtown Campus — Business Wire, 2001.0327

    Boeing to Leave Seattle — Reuters, 2001.0321

    Architect's killer is found dead — The Scotsman, 2001.0320

    Architect tries to save family home — BBC, 2001.0319

    Inquiry Into Razing of Houses in Line for Preservation List — NY Times, 2001.0312  (registration required)

    Plans for WWII Memorial on Hold — Washington Post, 2001.0309

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