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    FAST CAMPUS FOR SUN

    In just 11 months between preliminary design and occupancy of the first building, Sun Microsystems and the international architecture firm Kaplan McLaughlin Diaz (KMD) created a new corporate campus in the "Silicon Valley" city of Newark, California.

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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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    China Presses Ahead With Tallest Tower — Guardian Unlimited, 2001.1002

    Replace The Towers With A Neighborhood — Business Week, 2001.1001

    Building Space — Fast Company, 2001.1001

    Engineers Say Materials Exist To Build High-Rises Resistant To Assault — San Francisco Chronicle, 2001.1001

    Builder Balances Custom With Volume — Charlotte Business Journal, 2001.0928

    New Home Sales Rise Slightly In August — National Association of Homebuilders, 2001.0927

    Construction Woes At Bass Halt Museum's Reopening — Miami Herald, 2001.0926

    MIT Engineers Say Architects Will Have To Rethink Tall-Building Designs. — Technology Review, 2001.0927

    Demand For New Homes Holding Up, Says Barratt — Guardian Unlimited, 2001.0927

    Housing Starts Decline 7 Percent In August — Building Online, 2001.0926

    How Safe Are Our Skyscrapers?: The World Trade Center Collapse — MIT News, 2001.0921

    Heathrow T5 'will Go-Ahead' Despite Terror Attacks — Architects' Journal, 2001.0925

    Making Skyscrapers Safer Using Hollywood Designs — Ottawa Citizen, 2001.0925

    Stage Set For Sir Cameron To Build Himself A Castle — This Is London, 2001.0924

    Most Surrounding Buildings Safe — ENR, 2001.0924

    A New View of High-Rise Firefighting — Los Angeles Times, 2001.0924

    Reshaping Tragic Ruins — Newsday, 2001.0924

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