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    HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOLS

    In May 2001, the National Trust for Historic Preservation celebrated Preservation Week with a theme of "restore, renew, rediscover your historic neighborhood schools."

    This year's event brought national attention to the danger of abandoning older schools: this practice means not only the destruction of some of our built heritage but also the loss of an important social anchor in established neighborhoods.

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    AIA GOES MILE-HIGH

    Like every worthwhile professional gathering, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) national convention held in Denver, Colorado in May was part education, part work, and part inspiration.

    The 16,500 participating architects and other design industry professionals learned about a range of pressing "livability" issues -- sustainability, affordable housing, urban revitalization. They also resolved to attack some national and internal problems, and heard from several of the world's most respected practitioners.

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    GEHRY AT THE GUGGENHEIM

    Just when you thought the media culture couldn't get any more juiced about Frank Gehry, the Guggenheim Museum in New York City delivers a watermelon for the summer. "Frank Gehry, Architect" opened at Frank Lloyd Wright's marvel on Fifth Avenue on May 18, 2001 and continues through the long, hot summer, until the last Sunday in August.

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    Aaron Green; Architect With Frank Lloyd Wright — Los Angeles Times, 2001.0619

    The Tide Turns For The Bridge — Independent Digital, 2001.0617

    Architect Designs WWII Memorial — AP at Architecture Guide, 2001.0614

    Memorial Builder's Parent Firm Used Slave Labor During WWII — Washington Post, 2001.0613

    A/E/C SYSTEMS 2001 Exhibition and Conference Takes Place in Chicago — Press Release at AEC Systems, 2001.0611

    Elevation Discrepancy Contributed To Flooding — Houston Chronicle, 2001.0612

    U.S. WWII Memorial Builders Play Down German Links — Reuters at Yahoo Finance, 2001.0611

    At Least 16 Die in Western Flooding — AP at Yahoo News, 2001.0610

    Moderate Quake Hits Washington — CNN, 2001.0610

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