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    NORTHERN VIRGINIA AIA AWARDS 2007

    The Northern Virginia chapter of the American Institute of Architects has announced its 2007 Design Awards. Twenty-one projects designed by architecture firms in northern Virginia and the Washington, D.C. area were recognized in the categories of residential, commercial, institutional, historic, interior, and unbuilt architecture.

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    PEOPLE AND PLACES

    Barton Myers Associates, Inc. & Architekton in Tempe, Arizona — Tulane University students, Perez APC & Rodney A. Dionisio in New Orleans, Louisiana — TSP & Group II Architects in Sioux Falls, South Dakota — CMMI in Nashville, Tennessee — RTKL Associates Inc. in Westwood, Kansas — Ascension Group Architects in Kermit, Texas...

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

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

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    AIA's 2007 Small Projects Awards — AIArchitect, 2007.0803

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