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    ENGINEERING FORENSICS OF COLLAPSE

    Behind the slowly shrinking heaps of rubble in lower Manhattan and Arlington, Virginia, a phalanx of forensic engineers, supported by a variety of research grants, is working against the flow of debris as it is carted off to recycling sites and landfills, searching for clues about how three of the largest U.S. buildings were mortally wounded.

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    DESIGN REVIEW ON REVUE

    "Private Jokes Public Places," a play by Oren Safdie, will be premiering October 12-28, 2001 at the Malibu Stage Company.

    Setting: Classroom in a school of architecture

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    PENTAGON BATTERED BUT FIRM

    On September 11, when an American Airlines Boeing 757 crashed into the Pentagon, home of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), about 20,000 people were at work in this, the largest office building in the world. Yet according to the DoD casualty update on October 1, only 125 Pentagon employees were killed along with the 64 from the fated airliner.

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    REBUILDING IN NEW YORK

    It has been just over two weeks since terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center led to the collapse of the landmark twin towers. To varying degrees, and for those who can manage it, the routines of Manhattan have restarted. The city, in its myriad ways, is going about the work of going back to work.

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    Tower Survives Greatly Exaggerated Rumors and Prepares to Reopen — New York Times, 2001.1017 (registration required)

    World Monuments Fund Reveals 100 Most Endangered Sites — Architects' Journal, 2001.1017

    Gates Are Closing Off Treasured City Vistas — Boston Globe, 2001.1015

    Attacks Shook Some Historic Buildings To Their Foundations — USA Today, 2001.1012

    WWII Memorial at Issue Again — Washington Post, 2001.1011

    Architects To Offer Wtc Designs As Part Of Buildboston 2001 — BuildingOnline, 2001.1009

    Get World's Best Designers To Plan New NYC Landmark — Denver Post, 2001.1007

    Charles Fights City Of Skyscrapers — U.K. Sunday Times, 2001.1007

    Tadao Ando Scoops US Art Institute Project — Architects' Journal, 2001.1005

    Savage Design Group's Office Space Wins First Place in ASID/Houston Chronicle Competition — Free Realtime, 2001.1004

    AIA Announces World Trade Center Memorial Fund — Architectural Record, 2001.1003

    Architect Prize Goes To Designer Of Working Environments — Helsinki Sanomat, 2001.1003

    Urban Interest Groups Representing Wide Spectrum Convene to Form a Coalition for Action — Architecture Research Institute, Inc., 2001.1002

    UK Big Guns Dig In For Downturn — Architects' Journal, 2001.1004

    SOM Wins Census Bureau Headquarters — Archibot, 2001.1002

    GSA Chooses Skidmore, Owings & Merrill to Design Suitland Census Headquarters — Newswire at Excite, 2001.1002

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