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    RENEWING AMERICAN GOTHIC

    First occupied in 1897, Blair & Buyers Hall was the first residence hall of the collegiate Gothic style at Princeton University. Designed by the firm of Cope and Stewardson Architects, it is considered to be one of Princeton's most architecturally significant buildings. Now, a major renovation has brought it up to 21st-century standards without harming its historic charm.

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    EARLY DAYS AT THE DISASTER

    Like hundreds of other volunteers, I spent most of the week of September 11 at the site of the former World Trade Center, helping with rescue efforts as best I could. My particular background lent insight to some of the problems we faced.

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    More Building and Construction

    New Disability Design Guidelines Launched — Architects' Journal, 2001.1204

    Building Firm Fights $5,600 Fine over Collapse of Garage in Deerfield — Sun-Sentinel, 2001.1204

    Construction Sector Growth Slows — Ananova, 2001.1204

    Builder Vows School Will Be Ready in Two Weeks — Bladen Journal, 2001.1204

    Building New Houses for Special Needs — The Jeffersonian, 2001.1204

    On the East River, a Big Fixer-Upper — New York Times, 2001.1203

    Building Code Faces Delay Until March 1 — Florida Today, 2001.1203

    U.S. Construction Spending Rose in October — Reuters at Yahoo, 2001.1203

    New York City Mayor Giuliani to Headline Opening Ceremonies at International Builders' Show — NAHB, 2001.1203

    Power Reaches High Plateau — ENR, 2001.1203

    Risk-Sharing Returns to Contracts — ENR, 2001.1203

    Construction Spending Posts Gain — AP at Yahoo News, 2001.1203

    Funds to Build Schools Fade — Chicago Tribune at Yahoo News, 2001.1203

    'New' Geneva High School Offers Teens Room to Grow — Chicago Daily Herald at Yahoo News, 2001.1203

    Come Sneak a Peak at Fallingwater's Hidden Structure — AIArchitect, 2001.12 Edition

    Buildings Can Be Made Safer, But at What Cost? — AIArchitect, 2001.12 Edition

    High Rise, High Risk — Sydney Morning Herald, 2001.1130

    Builders Urge Congress to Stem the Growing Shortage of Affordable Rental Housing — National Association of Home Builders, press release, 2001.1129

    Owner of Floor Collapse Club Fined — AP at Yahoo News, 2001.1129

    Construction Industry Props Up Sluggish Economy — Korea Times, 2001.1123

    McGraw-Hill Construction Information Group and NAHB Form Strategic Alliance — NAHB Press Release, 2001.1119

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