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    HERZOG AND DE MEURON PRITZKER PRIZE

    They have been friends since childhood, went to architecture school together, over 20 years ago formed a professional partnership, and on April 2, 2001 became the first team to win the Pritzker Prize together.

    Architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron of Basel, Switzerland, have just received this most prestigious of architectural honors, considered the profession's Nobel Prize, for "significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture."

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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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    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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    More Architecture News

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

    GSA Design Awards Ceremony: Justice O'Connor is Keynote Speaker — GSA Press Release, 2001.0326

    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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