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    ENGAGING WANDERERS

    The wayfinding system — explicit and implicit cues for orientation — in any building can be an important contributor to occupant comfort, especially for those who may feel insecure in their environment. For older people suffering from dementia, it is particularly important that finding their way around their residential facility be as effortless as possible. Here are a few pointers on designing such facilities for this diverse and growing population. — Editor

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    CALATRAVA'S CLASSICAL GREEK

    To those who have followed the illustrious career of Spanish-born architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava, it was no surprise that he was the top choice of organizers of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. In planning and designing the expansion of the historic sports complex, he was given a daunting task: not just to prepare the host city for the athletes and onlookers, but to consider the lasting purpose of the architecture.

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    W HOTEL MEXICO CITY

    From the opening of its first hotel in New York City in 1998, the chain of W Hotels has been marketing itself to young, hip business travelers, who became a substantial customer base during the "dot.com" boom of the late 1990s.

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