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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

Dear ArchitectureWeek,

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 Barker 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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