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    OLD PRAGUE AND NEW

    Built on seven hills and intersected by the meandering River Vltava (Moldau), Prague offers a stunning array of architecture. From Romanesque and Gothic to cubist and functionalist, the Czech Republic capital is one of the few cities where so many diverse forms of architectural expression coexist comfortably. Every era of the city's history is reflected in its buildings.

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    MULTIPLYING LIGHT

    Two years ago, seven architects in Portland, Oregon were invited to design chandeliers in collaboration with artisans of the Bullseye Glass Company. Architecture critic Randy Gragg was the curator of the resulting exhibit, "Multiplied Light." ÷ Editor

    Dictionary defined as a lighting fixture hung from a ceiling with branches for candles or light bulbs, what we call the chandelier, most likely began with a pine knot hung on a strap of skin.

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    MOUNT VERNON CONSERVATION

    After almost a yearâs worth of conservation work, the smaller of two dining rooms at Mount Vernon is again fully furnished and open to the public. In the course of this work, the 1743 Fairfax County, Virginia mansion, home to George Washington, revealed secrets of its original construction and of its many subsequent makeovers.

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    WTC Redevelopment Agency Unveils Project Wish - List — Reuters at New York Times, 2002.0409

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    Two Films Step inside Visions of Worlds Built and Unbuilt — Boston Globe, 2002.0407

    Convention Center Expansion Spells End for 15-story Building — Denver Post, 2002.0407

    Has Houston Architecture Lost Its Edge? — Houston Chronicle, 2002.0406

    Good Buildings Begin at School — Sydney Morning Herald, 2002.0405

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