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    ENDANGERED STAR FERRY

    Since its origins in 1888, the Star Ferry has been an icon of Hong Kong. With tens of thousands of people crossing Victoria Harbour every day, the ferry and its piers play a special role, with both tourists and locals, in the city's history and folklore. Now the icon is threatened by recent controversial developments.

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    REJUVENATING BOOMERS

    An article in the New York Times late in 2005 reported on the escalating demise of brutalist buildings designed and constructed during the post-war years the hard-edged, unforgiving, sterile, and often-humorless creations of modernism's aging gurus and, especially, their uninspired copyists.

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