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    25-YEAR AWARD TO DESIGN RESEARCH HEADQUARTERS

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author and architect Robert Campbell, FAIA, described it as "a glass vitrine at the scale of architecture, a display case for the contents inside? The glass facets of the facade give it the character of a cut jewel." The Design Research Headquarters building in Cambridge, Massachusetts is the newest recipient of the prestigious 25-Year Award by the American Institute of Architects.

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    ENGINEERING REPORT ON PENTAGON DISASTER

    When the Pentagon in Washington D.C. was hit by a hijacked plane on September 11, 2001, the damage and the loss of life were appalling. But the destruction was less severe than might have been expected from such an impact. About 20,000 people were at work in the U.S. Department of Defense headquarters, the largest office building in the world. Yet according to casualty reports, only 125 Pentagon employees were killed along with the 64 from the ill-fated airliner.

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    NEW HAMPSHIRE AIA AWARDS 2003

    The New Hampshire Chapter of the American Institute of Architects has announced the winners of its 2003 Excellence in Architecture Awards Program. The organization selected three firms for special recognition.

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    AIA HONOR AWARDS 2003

    The American Institute of Architects has announced the 31 recipients of the 2003 AIA Honor Awards, in recognition of excellence in architecture (15 awards), interiors (11), and urban design (5).

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    Chicago to File Charges in Club Stampede — AP at New York Times, 2003.0218

    21 Die in Stampede of 1,500 at Chicago Nightclub — New York Times, 2003.0218

    Snow Causes Roof of Railroad Museum to Partially Cave In — Baltimore Sun, 2003.0218

    Daley: No More Ugly Buildings — Chicago Sun-Times, 2003.0216

    9/11's Hard Lessons Lead Agency to Urge Tougher Building Code — New York Times, 2003.0215

    Panel Recommends Major Changes in NYC Building Code — Boston Globe, 2003.0215

    Cincinnati Yields Bumper Crop of Award-Winning Projects — AIArchitect, 2003.0214

    PA: We'll Have to Use the Pit — New York Daily News, 2003.0213

    Construction To Resume In Shanghai On World’s Tallest Skyscraper — Newsday, 2003.0213

    Building on the Lessons of History — Asia Times, 2003.0213

    Ground Zero Designers Are Asked for Revisions — New York Times, 2003.0213

    Building on the Lessons of History — Asia Times, 2003.0213

    Pit at Ground Zero Will Contain Memorial's Foundation — Silicon Valley News, 2003.0212

    WTC Leaseholder's Low Opinion of ‘High' Plans — New York Post, 2003.0212

    For WTC Site, 2 Good Choices, but Many Questions Remain — Chicago Tribune, 2003.0209

    Struggle over Fate of WTC Site Has Just Begun — Newsday, 2003.0209

    Eight Named to Honorary AIA Membership — AIArchitect, 2003.0207

    Map Becomes Clearer in Trade Center Choices — New York Times, 2003.0206

    Claims for WTC Site Get Downsized — Chicago Tribune, 2003.0206

    Oscar Niemeyer to Design London Gallery — New York Times, 2003.0206

    Ground Zero Design Finalists May Come up Short next to Canadian Tower — The State, 2003.0205

    Ground Zero Concepts Promote Public Space — Hoover's, 2003.0205

    2 Teams of Architects to Compete for Ground Zero Design — New York Times, 2003.0204

    Brawny Designs for WTC Site Scale New Heights of Ambition — Centre Daily, 2003.0203

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