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    TRADE CENTER REDEVELOPMENT IN TURMOIL

    What will replace New York's World Trade Center? The debate has intensified over the past few weeks. The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation unveiled their six options for rebuilding at a public meeting on July 16 and immediately met a barrage of criticism. What were the proposals? Why were they attacked, and what happens next? We'll take a look at the controversy in next week's issue.

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    PIPING MADE EASY

    When it comes to plumbing, many architects would prefer to leave the details to the experts: the mechanical engineers and contractors. And yet there's a certain amount of engineering that even mathematically challenged architects can do themselves if given an understanding of general principles and rule-of-thumb formulas. Next week architect Robert Brown Butler will explain a few rules he has devised to demystify piping and make mechanical design more accessible to nonexperts.

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    SALUTING TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE IN ZAMBIA

    Zambia has undergone a cultural shift in architecture for 40 years as the introduction of western building practices has moved construction away from traditional forms, materials, and techniques. As in other African countries, little of Zambia's architectural legacy is being passed on to the next generation of builders. Yet this traditional architecture is organic, beautiful, and well adapted to its context. Next week, American architect Jon Sojkowski will show some examples of this heritage as part of his effort to help preserve it.

     
     
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