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    SOLUTIA GLASS AWARDS

    The trend toward greater transparency in modern architecture is due in large part to recent developments in glazing technologies. Laminated safety glass frees architects from strict reliance on opaque structural materials. One of the manufacturers developing such applications is Solutia, which has announced the winners of its 2002 design awards program. The cited projects, from all over the world, are diverse demonstrations of the structural and esthetic benefits of these architectural glazings.

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    GEORGIA PRESERVATION AWARDS

    In May, 2002, the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation selected 20 buildings to be honored for excellence in restoration and rehabilitation. One of the award-winning restoration projects was the childhood home of early 20th-century President Woodrow Wilson. The accurate restoration project gave the historic Augusta house the features and character it had during the Civil War and Reconstruction era.

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    SPIRIT OF WOOD

    The Wood in Culture Association of Finland has announced that it will confer the 2002 "Spirit of Nature" Wood Architecture Award to Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. The award recognizes the achievements of a person or group whose work exemplifies architectural excellence and a progressive and creative use of wood. The association hopes that the award will both increase international respect for wood buildings and building components and improve their quality by fostering traditions and inspiring young architects.

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    AIA Northern Virginia 2002 Design Awards — AIArchitect, 2002.0726

    New York's American Folk Art Museum Voted the Best New Building in the World — World Architecture, 2002.0726

    New Trade Center Idea: Move Bulk to West St. — New York Times, 2002.0725

    WTC Renewal Timeline May Be Extended — ABC News, 2002.0721

    Officials Rethink WTC Plans — AP at Architecture Guide, 2002.0721

    Officials Rethink WTC Plans — AP at Yahoo News, 2002.0721

    Architects to Sign Off on Good Design — Sydney Morning Herald, 2002.0718

    More Designs Sought in N.Y. to Replace Trade Center — San Francisco Chronicle, 2002.0717

    Pamela J. Hill, 51, Architect and Educator, Dies — Bozeman Chronicle, 2002.0717

    Reaction to WTC Rebuild Plans Mixed — AP at Yahoo News, 2002.0716

    Memorial Park Plays Large Part in Preliminary Trade Center Plans — New York Times, 2002.0716

    American Architects Vote the Millennium Dome 'the Biggest Eyesore in the World' — Independent Digital, 2002.0716

    Madrid's Prado Renovation Stalled — BBC News, 2002.0714

    AIA, HUD Announce Housing and Community Design Award Winners — AIArchitect, 2002.0712

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