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BUILDING TALL IN TAIPEI

The world has a new "highest" building, for the moment anyway. In December 2004, Taipei 101 officially opened, following a trend in which tall buildings in Asia are outstripping those in Chicago and New York. Why are Asian countries building so high just when U.S. and European construction is aiming at more modest heights? Next week, Ian Morley will answer this question and explain the extraordinary safety features of Taipei 101.

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KAHN'S WORK HONORED

The American Institute of Architects has bestowed the 2005 "Twenty-five Year Award" on the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut, designed by renowned architect Louis I. Kahn. A 1978 awards jury noted: "A quiet feeling of delight grows within you with the discovery of each new space, and the manner in which the whole is subtly revealed has an ever-surprising complexity." Next week we'll see why the building deserves this new recognition.

 
 

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