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    BUILDING TALL

    Since the 1980s, architects of tall buildings have sought variety in geometric massing and silhouette, coupled sometimes with a striving for height for its own sake and not just as a way of increasing floor area on a restricted site. Economy in the costs of construction seems sometimes to have been considered less important than before.

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    SMARTER BUILDING IN DENVER

    In the United States, building "smart" — striving for compact, mixed-use, walkable neighborhoods — can be hard. There are many reasons: less-proven markets for pedestrian-oriented neighborhoods, higher costs of building, inflexible mortgage lending requirements, often-rigid building codes and zoning regulations, and the community opposition that may challenge any development.

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    Housing Starts Rise Strongly in May — National Association of Home Builders, 2003.0617

    Italy's 'Bad Boy' Plots Europe's Tallest Building — China Daily, 2003.0616

    Law Breakers Will Face “Zero Tolerance” — Infolink, 2003.0614

    Fixing Faults Cost-Effectively — Infolink, 2003.0614

    Builder Agrees to Stabilize Buddhist Site It Damaged — New York Times, 2003.0613

    Tougher Rules for Shaky Highrises — New Zealand Herald, 2003.0612

    Mold-Plagued Building Owner Files Suit — Florida Business Journal, 2003.0609

    2 Property Owners Object to Plan for Skyscraper Near Times Sq. — New York Times, 2003.0604

    Bringing Affordability Back to Neighborhoods — Designare, 2003.0603

    How We Pay For Growth — Planetizen, 2003.0602

    "A Century of Progress" Presents Snapshot of American Housing — National Association of Home Builders, 2003.0602

    Skidmore to Design Next 'World's Tallest'--in Dubai — Chicago Sun-Times, 2003.0602

    Building an Expandable House for Future Dreams — Los Altos Town Crier, 2003.0529

    Again, Architecture Discovers Prefab — New York Times, 2003.0529

    Washington's Museums Are in Expansion Mode — New York Times, 2003.0529

    'Skyhouse' Vision to Bring High Life to Leith — Scotsman Online, 2003.0527

    Upwardly Mobile Home Has Architect's Touch — News Observer, 2003.0527

    Skyscrapers in Dilemma for Fresh Air — East Day, 2003.0527

    New-Home Sales Rise beyond the One-Million Mark — National Association of Home Builders, 2003.0527

    Nevada Museum of Art Debuts New Bruder-Designed Center — AIArchitect, 2003.0523

    Experts Help Americans See Past Home Safety Blind Spots — Designare, 2003.0522

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