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    BOSTON RECONNECTING

    As inconceivable as it may seem today, a wide swath of downtown Boston including vibrant ethnic neighborhoods, historic pre-Revolutionary buildings, and a tangled but charming street pattern was mowed down like weeds in the mid-1950s to make way for an elevated highway.

    This was decades before the Boston-as-perennial-boomtown that we've known recently. A master plan prepared in 1956 by I.M. Pei and Associates stated darkly: "Stagnation and resultant blight are the condition of the Boston peninsula."

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    BASIC SAFETY RULES FOR CONSTRUCTION

    "This company has safety rules to keep you from getting hurt on the job. It is your responsibility to learn these rules and to follow them at all times." So opens a new construction-site rulebook.

    The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America has published an easy-to-read illustrated booklet to provide workers with a basic understanding of job-site safety. In addition to the pages shown here, it treats such topics as material handling, ladder safety, and trench safety.

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    More Building and Construction

    New Towers Likely to Be Smaller — Los Angeles Times, 2001.0918

    Experts Seek Safety In Future Buildings — USA Today, 2001.0918

    Project Site Faces New Costs, Delays — Baltimore Sun, 2001.0917

    Experts To Begin Study To Make Buildings Resilient — News 24, 2001.0917

    New Type of Concrete May Strengthen Buildings — Reuters at Yahoo News, 2001.0917

    Simulated Destruction — U.K. Times, 2001.0917

    Bringing In The Changes — Scotsman Online, 2001.0916

    'Hundreds Of Millions' To Repair Pentagon — Seattle Times, 2001.0916

    NYC's Tallest Building--Again — Los Angeles Times, 2001.0916

    Baby Boomer Development Drawing Local Opposition — Baltimore Sun, 2001.0916

    Canals Built For Condos — Detroit News, 2001.0916

    The House That Fell To Earth — U.K. Sunday Times, 2001.0916

    Office Design Shows Off A Brand, Not Just A Building — Editorial at Washington Business Journal, 2001.0914

    Navigating Building Codes Can Be A Mess — Cincinnati Business Courier, 2001.0914

    Commercial Builders See High-Rise Risks — Jacksonville Business Journal, 2001.0914

    How the World Trade Center Fell — BBC News, 2001.0913

    L.A.'s Third Millennium Noah's Ark — ENR, 2001.0910

    Lumber Tariff Hits Home in U.S. — NAHB, 2001.0910

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