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    U.S. HISTORY AT RISK

    Just because a structure has played a role in the history of the United States or acquired cultural value for other reasons does not guarantee its survival. All over the country beloved buildings are threatened by neglect, natural disaster, or deliberate destruction by culture-blind development forces.

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    ICELANDIC CLARIFICATIONS

    Unlike most of Europe, Iceland has no stained-glass tradition dating back to the Middle Ages. Windows were imported until the 20th century. Against this backdrop, in April 2005, artists, curators, critics, and scholars from 14 countries gathered at Kópavogur for Iceland 2005: Architectural Glass Conference.

    Hosted by the Kópavogur Art Museum, participants enjoyed a comprehensive overview of the extraordinary developments in architectural glass art since the 1950s and speculated about the future of the art form.

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    TADAO ANDO UIA GOLD MEDAL

    The International Union of Architects (UIA) has announced that the distinguished Japanese architect Tadao Ando will receive the UIA 2005 Gold Medal. This prestigious honor is awarded to living architects for contributions made throughout their careers in service to humanity, society, and the promotion of the art of architecture.

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