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    DEVELOPING A SPEC HOTEL

    In a somewhat unusual approach, British developer Bondcare (Heathrow) Ltd. began designing a hotel "on spec" before finding an owner. The speculative approach, more often used in office or apartment buildings, could indicate a "change is in the air" for hotel developers, who normally team up with an operator before design begins.

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    ARCHITECTURAL STONEWORK

    The application of stone can result in architecture unlike that created from any other material. And it can be of greater interest today than it has been in the recent past. If architects redirect their attention to this material, they may discover, as I have, that it is sensuous to the touch, striking to the eye, and pleasing to the soul.

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