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    PELLI'S RENEWED INVESTMENT BUILDING

    Building by building, Cesar Pelli is adding his touch to the staid architecture of Washington, D.C. In 1997, his terminal at Reagan National Airport, just south of the city, opened to rave reviews for its soaring, light- and art-filled bays beneath open trusses and for its dramatically silhouetted, metal-sheathed tower and terminal modules.

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    RESPECT ON CAMPUS

    Honoring your elders is not today's most popular theme in architectural design. But a new classroom building on the Brown University campus, designed by the Providence, Rhode Island firm of William Kite Architects, shows that it is possible to work within the fabric of an old building with originality while paying homage to what has come before. The result is a "new" building striking in its inventiveness.

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    STAIRCASES THROUGH HISTORY

    Staircases are one of the oldest building elements in architectural history, though it would be difficult to date their origin precisely. They appear to change with architectural eras, reflecting the prevailing philosophies and symbolic languages, unveiling the talent and ingenuity of those who have created them.

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