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    IKEA THREATENS BREUER ICON

    On November 7, 2002, the Board of Aldermen of the City of New Haven, Connecticut voted to approve a development proposal from IKEA, an international retailer of designer furnishings. IKEA proposes to build a major new store on an industrial landfill site known as Long Wharf, bringing much-needed jobs and tax revenue to the city. However, unless IKEA changes its current plans, construction of the facility's parking lot will result in the demolition of a substantial part of the Pirelli Building, designed by Marcel Breuer in 1969 for the Armstrong Tire Company.

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    CALATRAVA WAVES

    Spanish architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava recently unveiled "Wave," a perpetually moving sculpture on the plaza in front of the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. The 26-by-68-foot (8-by-21-meter) sculpture is made of 129 hollow-steel, bronze-coated bars that rise and descend in a syncopation that simulates a wave motion. The sculpture balances over a large, shallow, black granite reflecting pool of slow-moving water.

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    NORTH CAROLINA AIA AWARDS 2002

    Fourteen architectural projects from across the state of North Carolina were selected in August, 2002, for special recognition by the state's chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Projects recognized include new work and renovations of historic structures.

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