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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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    Faster Concrete Columns — Infolink, 2003.0627

    Award for New Design Procedure for Timber Joints — Infolink, 2003.0627

    Duo to Design UConn Site — New Haven Register, 2003.0625

    Home Sales Hit New Record in May — National Association of Home Builders, 2003.0625

    Watercolor Walls Provides a Quick Way to Color-Wash Walls — Designare, 2003.0624

    Restaurant Prototype Awarded 'Gold Nugget' — Stockhouse, 2003.0624

    £22M Taj Mahal Tourist Complex Called Off — Guardian Unlimited, 2003.0624

    Design-Build Goes to School — AEC WorkForce, 2003.0623

    Holyrood's 545 Design Changes a Month — Scotsman Online, 2003.0622

    Classic Housing Designs Making a California Comeback — Chicago Tribune, 2003.0621

    New Consumer Magazine Dedicated to Floors — Designare, 2003.0619

    High Rise Resurgence in Chicago — New York Times, 2003.0618

    Housing Affordability Still A Problem Despite Healthy Market — National Association of Home Builders, 2003.0618

    Timber-Framed Houses Strong, Energy Efficient, but Sell on Looks — Casa Grande Valley, 2003.0618

    Finland's Tallest Highrise to Be Built in Vuosaari District — Helsingin Sanomat, 2003.0618

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

    A Roof for All Seasons — Hoovers, 2003.0617

    Legal Fight over Mold Responsibility Spreads — South Florida Business Journal, 2003.0616

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

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

    Mirra Work Chair: Comfortable, Sustainable — Herman Miller press release, 2003.0611

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