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    UPDATING THE AQUARIUM

    The New England Aquarium in Boston has earned its reputation for leadership in both aquarium design and public education about our aquatic world. The institution is equally comfortable in its role as a leader in architecture and in urban design.

    In 1969, the New England Aquarium provided a model that changed the course of modern aquarium design. Up to that point, traditional aquariums offered views of segregated species through small fish tank windows.

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    POSTCARD FROM TAIPEI

    Dear ArchitectureWeek,

    In April, I spent ten days in Taiwan, mostly in Taipei. Taipei was built in a hurry by the forces and friends of General Chiang Kai-Shek after they escaped from mainland China and settled in Taiwan in the 1950s. The city is showing its age.

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    SEASIDE TURNS 20

    Seaside, the little Florida coast town that spawned New Urbanism, is 20 years old this year. To celebrate its birthday, the town is organizing a series of events and sponsoring a competition to create a new Ceremonial Landmark.

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