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    BUREAU ASSAR AND SOM WIN NEW NATO

    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization announced in January 2003 the results of an international architectural design competition for a new NATO Headquarters. They have selected a consortium made up of the London office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and the Belgian Bureau Assar to design the new building. Scheduled for completion in 2009, it will be located adjacent to the current NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

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    25-YEAR AWARD TO DR HQ

    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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