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    TAIWAN ON TOP

    The official opening of the Taipei 101 Tower in December 2004, makes it for now the world's tallest building. In the 20th century, competition for this title was largely waged in Chicago and New York, but it has recently migrated to Asia.

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    ANTARCTIC ARCHITECTURE

    "It was a scene, terrible in its austerity, that can only be witnessed at that extremity of the globe; truly, a land of unsurpassed desolation." Physicist Louis Bernacchi, 1899, aboard the Southern Cross, near Cape Adare, Antarctica.

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    A BETTER SUBURBIA

    Visiting "Village Homes" for the first time, one is struck by how different this 1970s-era community looks from typical California developments. Arriving by car, one notices narrower streets and less visually dominant parking, with access kept to the edges along long, narrow cul-de-sac streets.

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    More Building and Construction

    AEC Innovations Makes Building Codes a Reality Online — AEC Innovations press release, 2005.0302

    The OPEN Prototype House Initiative Begins Testing — AIA ArchiWire, 2005.0302

    Urban Growth Boundary Did Not Make Portland Unaffordable — New Urban News, 2005.0301

    Seaside Town Center to be Transformed — New Urban News, 2005.0301

    Record Size Roof Lift Completed in Arizona — ENR, 2005.0228

    International Building Code Meets Accessibility Requirements — International Code Council press release, 2005.0225

    Fixing the 'Old House' — Casper Star Tribune, 2005.0222

    Venice Turns to Future to Rescue Its Past — New York Times, 2005.0222

    Housing Starts Jump to Their Highest in 21 Years — National Association of Home Builders, 2005.0216

    A Makeover for Cruise Ship Terminals — New York Times, 2005.0216

    Fight against Termites: AuraLast Wood Windows and Doors — JELD-WEN press release, 2005.0215

    Construction Set for Vancouver Olympic Venues — CBC Sports, 2005.0215

    Home Construction Shows Nostalgia for Old World Floors — MediaWire, 2005.0215

    A Different Way to Build — Gateway, 2005.0215

    Consortium Announces Envision for Options Management — Builder Homesite press release, 2005.0215

    Billboards Replace Some Florida Roofs — San Francisco Chronicle, 2005.0214

    Securock Roof Board Offers Exceptional Bond Strength — USG press release, 2005.0214

    AIA Develops Leading Indicator for Construction Industry — AIArchitect, 2005.0207

    New Trends in Commercial Lighting — Electrical Contractor magazine, 2005.01

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