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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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