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    KIMMEL CENTER CIVICS

    The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Philadelphia, designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects, presents to the city ample public space, generous concert halls, and a distinctive profile on the city's grand thoroughfare of Broad Street.

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    NEW LONDON HOUSING

    In the past few years, London has seen the emergence of well publicized millennium projects, drawing the world's attention to the city as an architectural mecca. But design innovation is in more than just the high-profile public structures of the Great Court at the British Museum, the Millennium Bridge, or the Millennium Dome. Less publicized trends are visible in the realm of low-rise multifamily residential architecture. Kenneth Powell explains how they exemplify London's skill at blending new and old. — Editor

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    CORPORATE CRYSTALS

    The New York architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox has recently produced two jewel-like structures in Washington, D.C. and its northern Virginia suburb, Tyson's Corner. This pair of medium-rise buildings by principals William Pedersen and James von Klemperer evoke the unbuilt glass skyscrapers of the early 1920s by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

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