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    A LOBBY RESTORED

    For more than 50 years, the lobby of a historic New York office tower had concealed a secret. Hidden above a "modern" drop ceiling with harsh fluorescent lighting was an ornate, inlaid plaster ceiling.

    In September 2002, the ceiling's year-long restoration was completed. It was part of the midtown Manhattan building's complete renovation, commissioned by leasing and managing agent Joseph P. Day Realty Corporation. The magnificent lobby interior has now been uncovered, repaired, and returned to public view.

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    RESTORING KEW GARDENS

    Kew Gardens, on the banks of the River Thames in southwest London, represents 250 years of landscape and garden history. The site also houses 40 historically significant buildings, including Kew Palace, Queen Charlotte's Cottage, and the Palm House.

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