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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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    More Architecture News

    Prayers, Protest Greet New Cathedral — AP at NewJersey Record, 2002.0903

    Utzon Remasters His Vision — Sydney Morning Herald, 2002.0831

    Barcelona Celebrates Its Own Architectural Visionary — New York Times, 2002.0829

    Scholar Claims Wis. House Is Wright's — AP at New York TImes, 2002.0828

    King-lui Wu, 84, Architect and Longtime Yale Professor, Dies — New York Times, 2002.0825

    Gov't to Investigate WTC Collapse — Architects' Journal, 2002.0825

    1,600 Vie for 9-11 Pentagon Design — ABC, 2002.0823

    Erasing Doubt in N.Y. Plan — Opinion at Los Angeles Times, 2002.0821

    Fast-Moving Inferno Destroys Upscale San Jose Development — San Francisco Chronicle, 2002.0820

    Flood Wave Rolls Through Germany — ABC News, 2002.0820

    Public Hearings Set on WTC Memorial — CNN, 2002.0820

    Flooding Swamps Eastern Germany — Baltimore Sun, 2002.0820

    Egyptian Treasures to Be Given Much-Needed New Home — Daily Star, 2002.0820

    Architect of City Marketplaces Dead at 85 — AP at Boston Herald, 2002.0819

    Architects Walk Tightrope in Plans for WTC — Financial Times at Yahoo News, 2002.0818

    Rescuing Dresden's Cultural Treasures — DW-World, 2002.0815

    A Midtown Skyscraper Quietly Adds Armor — New York Times, 2002.0815

    Top-Rank Architects Shortlisted to Create Fourth 'Grace' for Liverpool — Guardian Unlimited, 2002.0815

    Further Designs Are Sought in Rebuilding of Downtown — New York Times, 2002.0815

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