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    COLLISION IN NEW YORK, 1945

    It's been said that the World Trade Center Towers, tragically destroyed on Spetember 11, 2001, were designed to withstand the impact of a speeding jet airplane. Why would architects and engineers in the 1960s take such an unlikely event into account for their design requirements?

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    PRESERVING DOO-WOP

    Visitors to Wildwood cross a bridge from the New Jersey mainland to the island beach resort and step back about 50 years. Rows of small-scale, multicolored motels sit beside swimming pools and copious bright green plastic palm trees. Beaming over the motels are oversized neon signs in pink, green, yellow, and blue.

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    OLD AND NEW IN ESTONIA

    In the expressive silhouette of Tallinn, Estonia's capital city and largest port, visitors approaching from the Baltic Sea see a distinct personality split into the new and the old. The split can be traced back to 1227, when the medieval town in northeastern Europe was conceded to an order of crusading knights.

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    More Building Culture

    The Deadly Glitz of a Grand New Hospital — BusinessWeek, 2001.1105 Edition

    Hud Awards $150 Million To Help People With Disabilities — HUD News Release, 2001.1031

    Architecture May Never Be the Same — AP at Yahoo News, 2001.1030

    Group Tries to Rescue 1943 Lighthouse — New York Times, 2001.1029 (registration required)

    Columbia To Build Student Center — Chicago Tribune, 2001.1029

    So You Want To Be A Planning Director? — Planetizen, 2001.1029

    Big-Thinker Architects Desperately Needed — Toronto Star, 2001.1029

    Back To The Future — Flint Journal, 2001.1028

    Strictly For Faux Village People — Guardian Unlimited, 2001.1028

    Public Development Does Not Have To Be Ugly — Pittsburg Post-Gazette, 2001.1028

    Suspending More Than Disbelief — Baltimore Sun, 2001.1028

    Designs on Spitalfields — U.K. Times, 2001.1028

    Architect Richard Seifert Dies — U.K. Times, 2001.1027

    Glasgow's Architectural Legacy Crumbling — Scotsman Online, 2001.1027

    Lents Project Bridges City And Suburb — Portland Business Journal, 2001.1026

    Arcturis' Business Architects Design More Than Floor Space — St. Louis Business Journal, 2001.1026

    Fast-Growth Firms Share Secrets of Success — ZweigWhite Press Release, 2001.1025

    Task Force Lays Out Grand Plan For Pittsburgh's Riverfronts — Pittsburg Post Gazette, 2001.1023

    Sheppard Robson Wins Green Light For 'Stunning' Reading Scheme — Architects' Journal, 2001.1023

    Foster's World Squares Scheme To Start In Earnest — Architects' Journal, 2001.1022

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