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    ENGINEERS EXPLAIN WTC COLLAPSE

    After seven months of wide speculation about the causes of New York's World Trade Center collapses on September 11, 2001, a report has been issued based on physical evidence and a thorough engineering analysis.

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    COTE GREEN AWARDS

    After many years of struggling against professional and political apathy in the United States, energy conservation and sustainability ideals may be finally receiving the attention they deserve. In the past four years, acceptance of environmental values has been reflected in the growing numbers of projects nominated the "Top Ten Green Projects" awards program of the American Institute of Architects' Committee on the Environment (COTE). Architects, their clients, and the general public are increasingly appreciating environmentally sensitive architecture for both its economic and ethical importance.

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    LIVABLE PLACES PROJECT

    The problem of homelessness in the United States remains intractable. A growing population, rising housing prices, and an uneasy economy all contribute to a scarcity of housing affordable for working class Americans. For decades, inner-city conditions of poverty, crime, and under-funded schools have encouraged those who can afford to leave to escape to the sprawling suburbs while the city centers have grown increasingly unlivable.

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    More Architecture News

    The First Annual Iowa Commerce/AIA Iowa Awards — AIA Iowa press release, 2002.0509

    Tower Planned Near Amtrak Station — AP at Architecture Guide, 2002.0509

    Architects Board Official Accused of Inflating Pay, Expense Reports — Plain Dealer, 2002.0427

    Sign-Making Co. Cited in NYC Blast — AP at Architecture Guide, 2002.0426

    Part of Manhattan Building Collapses — New York Times, 2002.0425

    Lincoln Center Invites 9 Architects to Submit Redesign Plans for Fisher Hall — New York Times, 2002.0416

    Fallingwater Gets a Boost Up — CNN, 2002.0415

    Australian Architect Receives Pritzker Prize — New York Times, 2002.0415

    Only the Title, 'Architecture,' Will Stay the Same — New York Times, 2002.0404

    AIA Elevates 68 to Fellow; 6 to Honorary Fellow — AIArchitect, 2002.0402

    Surprise Demolition of Neutra House Spurs Outrage — PSMC Press Release at DesignCommunity, 2002.0402

    U.S. Architect Cancels Visit over Security Concerns — Jerusalem Post, 2002.0401

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