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    PLAINS DESIGN

    To some Americans, Oklahoma is a foreign country, where the wind comes sweeping o'er the plains; a hot dry place, impressively flat and infinitely extended, yet with pockets of remarkable beauty in the form of blood red earth, golden grasslands, and a sky the shape of an inverted tureen. Here the frontier spirit lives on in small towns and vast wheat and cotton farms, and Native American influences are everywhere.

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    OASIS IN A WAR ZONE

    Israel's modernist Supreme Court, with its clean stone lines and its miniature pyramid, seems to rise up from one of Jerusalem's many hills. Planned by the brother-sister architectural team of Ram Karmi and Ada Karmi-Melamede, it is a complex three-story building of local limestone.

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    POSTCARD FROM BATH

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    Visiting Bath, England regularly over the last two years, I've been watching the progress of the Nicholas Grimshaw-designed Bath Spa Project. In March 2002, the shell and superstructure phase of its construction was completed.

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    PARISIAN ELEMENTARY

    The northeast of Paris is architecturally diverse, with a mix of 19th and 20th century constructions. In contrast to the authentically historic background, whole blocks have been sold to real estate companies, erased, and rebuilt in a style that tries to be a modern interpretation of the 19th-century Parisian buildings of Georges-Eugène Haussmann but never really reaches the same quality.

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    For Arts Space, Shabby Charm Turns Sleek — New York Times, 2002.0320

    That's Nice - But What's It Doing There? — Guardian Unlimited, 2002.0318

    Temporary Guggenheim Museum — ARC Space, 2002.0318

    African American Museum — AIArchitect, 2002.0315 Edition

    'Iconic' Skyscraper for London — BBC News, 2002.0312

    Skyscrapers Pierce Less Sky in Wake of Terrorist Attacks — Christian Science Monitor, 2002.0312

    Queens Museum of Art — ARC Space, 2002.0311

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