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    PEOPLE AND PLACES

    Eckenhoff Saunders Architects & EDI Architecture, Inc. in Chicago, Illinois — RBF Consulting in Palm Desert, California — NADC in Troy, New York — Thom Mayne, Morphosis & Gruzen Samton LLP in New York, New York — BC Architects AIA, Inc. in West Palm Beach, Florida — Groupe Cardinal Hardy in Montreal, Canada — DeStefano + Partners, Ltd. & Gonzalez Partners in Chicago, Illinois...

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    ENDANGERED HISTORIC PLACES 2007

    The National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) has announced its 2007 list of the "11 Most Endangered Historic Places" in the United States.

    The NTHP list for 2007 includes a typically wide variety of sites, from individual houses of remarkable men to broad landscapes scattered with accumulated marks of history. Few of the sites are the work of famous architects, but all speak to the cultural significance of buildings and places.

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    RECORD FLOODS SWEEP UK

    Record-breaking floods washed over substantial areas of the United Kingdom in June and July, from South London to Northern Ireland. Likely influenced by a La Niña cycle in the Pacific Ocean, the U.K. experienced a warm, dry April, followed by a series of unseasonably heavy rain storms. Repeated flooding has left several people dead, damaged tens of thousands of homes, caused £2 billion (US$4.1 billion) or more in property damage, killed livestock, and ruined crops.

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    Investigators Probe N.Y. Skyscraper Fire — Guardian Unlimited, 2007.0820

    Standpipe Flaw Examined in Fire at Ground Zero — New York Times, 2007.0820

    Many Strands in Investigation of Ground Zero Fire That Killed 2 — New York Times, 2007.0820

    AIA NOVA Honors 21 Special Works — AIArchitect, 2007.0817

    Collapsed China Bridge Made of Rocks, Concrete — New York Times, 2007.0816

    Uncompleted Bridge Collapses in China; 34 Dead — Los Angeles Times, 2007.0815

    Death Toll Rises to 36 in Bridge Collapse — China Daily, 2007.0815

    Deadly Earthquake Strikes Peru; Tsunami Warning Issued — CNN, 2007.0815

    Glue Maker for Big Dig Is Charged in '06 Death — New York Times, 2007.0809

    Potential Flaw Seen in Design of Fallen Bridge — New York Times, 2007.0809

    Over 200 Stranded in Channel Tunnel — Telegraph, 2007.0804

    AIA's 2007 Small Projects Awards — AIArchitect, 2007.0803

    Following the Minneapolis Bridge Collapse — New York TImes Blog, 2007.0802

    Bridge Collapses into Mississippi — BBC News, 2007.0802

    Search for Bridge Victims Begins; Scores Still Missing — New York Times, 2007.0802

    Bridge Collapses into Mississippi River — ABC News, 2007.0801

    Floods Threaten Ancient and Historic Sites — Guardian Unlimited, 2007.0727

    Humanitarian Crisis as Thousands Face New Evacuation Alert — Daily Mail, 2007.0723

    Floods Strike Britain; Thames Rising — Washington Post, 2007.0723

    Floods Cause Misery Across Britain — Washington Post, 2007.0722

    An Inch of Rain an Hour — Mirror, 2007.0721

    Herald-Tribune Building Wins Award from Florida AIA — Sarasota Herald-Tribune, 2007.0721

    AIA West Virginia Honors Five Outstanding Projects — AIArchitect, 2007.0720

    Wooden Houses on Soft Ground Worst Hit in Japan Quake — Daily Yomiuri, 2007.0717

    Search for Japan Quake Survivors — BBC News, 2007.0717

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