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PENTAGON REBUILT!

One year after a highjacked airliner smashed through the limestone and concrete facade of the Pentagon, reconstruction of the damaged portions of the building will be complete. When the airliner exploded inside the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense, 189 people, both military and civilian, were killed. As a tribute to the victims, and in defiance of the terrorists, construction crews have been engaged in a nearly 24-hour-per-day effort to rebuild and repair the extensive damage.

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ARCHITECTURE CONGRESS BERLIN

The World Congress of Architecture, in conjunction with the General Assembly of the International Union of Architects (UIA), took place in Berlin this summer. Organized by the UIA and its German section, the Association of German Architects (BDA), the conference centered on the theme of "Resource Architecture," referring both to technical issues of sustainability and to the cultural resources embodied in our architectural heritage.

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WORLD ARCHITECTURE ARUP AWARDS

World Architecture magazine has recently announced the second annual Arup World Architecture Awards for the "best buildings" of 2001. Entries came from 45 countries, and represented a wide range of building types and firm sizes.

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SWISS ARCHITECTURAL SUMMER

Strange figures have appeared in Switzerland this summer. A rusty cube rises over 100 feet (30 meters) out of Lake Murten. Three giant saucers hover over the shoreline of Lake Neuchâtel, and another blurry shape is at lake's end.

In the so-called Three-Lakes region, the four cities of Biel, Neuchâtel, Murten, and Yverdon have been connected into a network of sites and temporary structures this summer for Switzerland's sixth national exhibition that will run through October 20, 2002.

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