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    CLASSICAL GLASS

    When choosing glass as a structural material, architects have traditionally accepted translucency as a necessary tradeoff for strength. A recent awards program, however, has demonstrated an application for clear, laminated glass which both performs structurally and, through its transparency, defers to its historic surroundings.

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    WTC SITE MASTER PLANNING TEAM SELECTED

    Questions about the next stage in determining the future of the World Trade Center site in New York City were apparently resolved on May 22, 2002 when the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) announced that it had chosen the team of Beyer Blinder Belle and Parsons Brinckerhoff to develop a master plan for reconstruction. Beyer Blinder Belle, best known for its restoration of Grand Central Terminal, was one of 15 architecture and design firms that offered bids to the LMDC and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

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    STEEL DESIGN AWARDS 2002

    The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) has announced the 2002 recipients of the "Innovative Design and Excellence in Architecture with Steel" (IDEAS) awards. The IDEAS program recognizes buildings in which structural steel forms a prominent architectural feature. Selection criteria include creative use of exposed steel, overall aesthetic effect, design functionality, technical advancement in the use of structural steel, and sensitivity in combining steel with other materials.

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

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    Fallingwater Gets a Boost Up — CNN, 2002.0415

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

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

    Return of the Master Builder — Guardian Unlimited, 2002.0401

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

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