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    HISTORIC FRENCH STYLE

    The 18th century is thought by some to be the most elegant era in European history, with French furniture from this period singled out for praise. Oblivious to the political and social turmoil that once surrounded it, French furniture radiates luxury and commands a loyal following among antique dealers, decorators, and collectors who appreciate fine craftsmanship and have the means to buy it.

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    COSTS OF "DUMB GROWTH"

    The Congress for the New Urbanism aims to change the way the United States builds its cities and towns. We want regions that are made of thriving neighborhoods, connected by efficient, effective public transportation. We want neighborhoods that feel alive, where people from all walks of life can cross each other's paths and meet their needs. We call this form of development "new urbanism," and the policies that support it are called "smart growth."

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    Debts Clouding Tribute to Vets — Detroit Free Press, 2002.0524

    Architects Say Skyscrapers Slip in Popularity — Houston Chronicle, 2002.0524

    Super Models — Boston Globe, 2002.0524

    At Home with FDR's Family House — Boston Globe, 2002.0523

    A New York Landmark in Rubble — New York Times, 2002.0521

    World's First Industrial Designer Creates a Stir — Japan Times Online, 2002.0520

    WTC Plans Should Reach the Stars — Newsday, 2002.0520

    Michael Maas Dies — Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 2002.0520

    The Green Room — Los Angeles Times, 2002.0519

    Building Up a Career — Delhi Newsline, 2002.0519

    Enamel and Steel — Chicago Tribune, 2002.0519

    Evoking the Past by Design — Los Angeles Times, 2002.0519

    Redesigning America's Dream House — Plain Dealer, 2002.0518

    Loft Conversions May Transform Downtown Dallas — Chicago Tribune, 2002.0518

    A Landmark Argument — Newsday, 2002.0517

    A Familiar Area for Architect Team — Newsday, 2002.0517

    Lump Sum/Fixed Fee Contracts on the Rise for Design and Environmental Firms — ZweigWhite press release, 2002.0517

    Downtown L.A. Wooing Residents — Chicago Tribune, 2002.0517

    Historic Church is Brighter, but Makeover Went Too Far — Philadelphia Inquirer, 2002.0517

    Shop Soiled — Independent Digital, 2002.0516

    Pricey? In Hong Kong, Who Cares? — International Herald Tribune, 2002.0516

    Before Cheops, Before Stonehenge — New York Times, 2002.0512

    Reimagining a Downtown — New York Times, 2002.0510

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