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    CHANDIGARH: VISION AND REALITY

    The golden jubilee celebrations of 1999 and 2000 marked fifty years since the conception of Chandigarh, India, one of the few built examples of modernist town planning. Now, planners and architects the world over are showing renewed interest in this unusual modernist city.

    In 1951, the French architect Le Corbusier conceived a master plan for the city in only four days! Yet the image he created has become synonymous with urbanism of fifties.

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    POSTCARD FROM FUTURE HELSINKI

    Dear ArchitectureWeek,

    For a course at the Helsinki University of Technology, we imagined a day when global warming had caused the polar ice caps to melt and the sea level to rise, submerging coastlands and whole islands.

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    URBAN DESIGN ESSENTIALS

    "City Comforts" presents a metaphor the urban village as a way of describing the mix of intimacy and anonymity that I believe most people desire and which is largely missing in our large urban settlements.

    It is an attempt to refocus our public policy discussion from abstract generalities, colored maps, and grandiose projects to the details that create our daily experience. It is about a way of looking at and speaking about our immediate environment.

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    FROM MAYBECK TO MEGACHURCHES

    Now that we have turned the corner into the 21st century, surveying the evolution of religious architecture over the past hundred years seems fair game. Starting from 1900, what were the noticeable changes, and what were the common denominators that survived through the end of the century?

    What was the impact of the modern movement in architecture on the designs for religious buildings? Can this evolution provide insight into religious architecture for the new millennium?

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    Call To Save Parks Skyline — This is London, 2001.0820

    Buildings Today, Gone Tomorrow — Opinion at Pioneer Planet, 2001.0820

    Tilting At Windham Mills — Hartford Courant, 2001.0819

    Mold Infestation Threatens Homes — AP at Yahoo News, 2001.0819

    Proposed New Site For Historic House Causes Debate — Houston Chronicle, 2001.0819

    A Towering Elegance: Coral Gables' Biltmore Hotel — Baltimore Sun, 2001.0819

    Berlin Aiming to Be Europe's Cultural Jewel — Los Angeles Times, 2001.0819

    The Subtle Art Of Window Dressing — U.K. Sunday Times, 2001.0819

    Dig, They Must — New York Post, 2001.0818

    Plan For State's Tallest Building In Doubt — Irish Times, 2001.0818

    Living Large On Bridle Path — The Star, 2001.0818

    Gehry's Designs On LA Site Under Fire — Guardian Unlimited, 2001.0818

    Architects Fighting To Save Terminal — Houston Chronicle, 2001.0818

    Record Profits Levels for Environmental Consulting Firms — Zweig White Press Release , 2001.0817

    On the Mall, a Whole Mess of Ugly — Opinion at Washington Post, 2001.0817

    Gehry: King Of Pop Architecture — BBC News, 2001.0817

    Green Space Battle Looms — Unison, 2001.0817

    Some Win, Some Lose In Vietnam's Property Boom — Asia Times, 2001.0817

    The Ugly End of the Office Space Bubble — Excite, 2001.0817

    'Blitz Build' Is Labor Of Love For Builders — Seattle Times, 2001.0817

    A Job They Dig — Boston Globe, 2001.0817

    Ministers Reach Social Housing Deal — Globe Technology, 2001.0817

    A Sprawling 'suburb' In Denver's Shadow — Baltimore Sun, 2001.0816

    Provincial Ministers Reject Ottawa's Plan For Housing — Globe Technology, 2001.0816

    Museum Suggested For Historic Post Office — Las Vegas Sun, 2001.0816

    Real Town For Real People — Editorial at Denver Post, 2001.0816

    City Asks Architects For Advice — Anchorage Daily News, 2001.0815

    Legislation Threatens Loss of Thousands of Construction Jobs — CLP News Release , 2001.0814

    Texas Should Nurture Architects — Opinion at Dallas Morning News, 2001.0814

    City Hopes to Make Theater Historic — Washington Post , 2001.0810

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