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    BUILD BOSTON BOOMS

    An excellent way to keep current in the architectural world is to attend the Build Boston conference held every November. This year's event shattered previous records with 13,000 participants attending over 260 seminars and workshops led by industry professionals from around the United States.

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    GEORGIA AIA AWARDS

    The Georgia Association of the American Institute of Architects presented its annual design awards in October 2002, selecting seven projects for special recognition. Among the Award of Excellence winners were an advertising agency, an architecture school, and a notably elegant horse stable, all designed by Atlanta firms.

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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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    Fingers crossed for Calatrava's 2004 opus — Athens News, 2002.1129

    Robie's Rescue a Work in Progress — Chicago Tribune, 2002.1128

    AIA Virginia Design Awards — AIArchitect, 2002.1127

    Sustainable Project in Guanajuato, Mexico Wins Competition — International Union of Architects (UIA) press release, 2002.1126

    Plans for Permanent WTC Tribute Mired by Mixed Emotions, Politics — Los Angeles Times, 2002.1124

    MTA Studying Links for Plaza's Transit — New York Daily News, 2002.1123

    Designers Draw Praise for Trade Center Ideas — New York Times, 2002.1122

    Report: Variety of Plans for WTC Site — AP at New York Times, 2002.1122

    AIA Arkansas Honor Awards — AIArchitect, 2002.1122

    Mother Nature Threatens Frank Lloyd Wright Jewel — AIArchitect, 2002.1122

    Plans for 7 World Trade Center Unveiled — AP at New York Times, 2002.1120

    Frank Gehry Gets Nod to Redesign AGO — National Post, 2002.1119

    IIT Aims to Restore 2 Buildings by Mies — Chicago Tribune, 2002.1119

    Leon N. Weiner, Renowned Housing Advocate, Passes Away — National Association of Home Builders, 2002.1119

    2002 CADRE Awards Recognize Best Work by Local Remodelors — National Association of Home Builders, 2002.1118

    Some Victims' Families Feel Influence on 9/11 Memorial Slipping Away — New York Times, 2002.1116

    Two Boards Are Appointed to Guide Sept. 11 Memorial — AP at New York Times, 2002.1115

    AIA Kentucky Awards — AIArchitect, 2002.1115

    Designs Unveiled for Transit Hub at Ground Zero — New York Times, 2002.1113

    Oldest Section of Great Wall Identified — Discovery, 2002.1111

    Frank Lloyd Wright Home Threatened — AP at Yahoo News, 2002.1109

    Delays Threaten Athens Olympic Dome — AP at Yahoo News, 2002.1104

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