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    Art Sites France

    In art-SITES France, one in a series of travel books, art historian and travel writer Sidra Stich explains the art and architecture of the places she visits in a way no conventional travel book does. Here is her view of a few notable buildings in Paris and the provinces.

    Palais des Droits de l'Homme, 1989-95

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    POSTCARD FROM LONDON

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    After arriving late and waking to a sturdy bite in the great domed breakfast room at the Charing Cross Hotel, I met up with Don in the hotel lobby and we stepped around the corner to Trafalgar Square.

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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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    More Building Culture

    Big Guns Tell Architecture Schools to Go back to the Drawing Board — Sydney Morning Herald, 2001.1122

    Architect Seized the Moment — Sydney Morning Herald, 2001.1122

    PRP Win Two Major London New Deal Commissions — Architects' Journal, 2001.1120

    EH Saves Sheffield's "Stainless" Reputation — Architects' Journal, 2001.1120

    Royston Landau Obituary — Guardian Unlimited, 2001.1120

    The Guggenheim's Scaled-back Ambition — New York Timesat Yahoo News, 2001.1120

    Designs for New Public Safety Building Use Existing Structure — Grand Rapids Press, 2001.1120

    Ways for Environmental Firms to Hold up through Tough Times — AECWorkForce, 2001.1120

    2001 Mississauga Urban Design Awards Celebrates Two Decades of Building a City — Canada NewsWire, 2001.1119

    In New Urban Villages, City Living Becomes Trendy — Los Angeles Times, 2001.1119

    Vision Sessions on Waterfront Grab Public Eye — Toronto Star, 2001.1119

    New London Invites New Look — Boston Globe, 2001.1118

    Lord Foster Fights to Save Ancient Windmill — UK Telegraph, 2001.1118

    Keep It Quiet, This Is a Library — Guardian Unlimited, 2001.1118

    Renovation of Church in Philadelphia Is Criticized — Los Angeles Times, 2001.1118

    Lowering Sights on Building the Future — Scotsman Online, 2001.1118

    Building on a Human Scale — Toronto Star, 2001.1117

    Panel Wants More Talk about Square — News Observer, 2001.1114

    New Reference Guide on New York Architects Published — BuildingOnline, 2001.1114

    What's So Bad about Zoning? — Planetizen, 2001.1114

    "Cultural truce" Plan for Elgin Marbles — BBC News, 2001.1113

    Eight Factors Carriers Might Consider to Determine Your Premiums — AIArchitect, 2001.11 Edition

    Federal Government Has Work Overseas — AIArchitect, 2001.11 Edition

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