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    TWO NEW TENTS

    In Frei Otto's landmark examples, the tent fabric was largely glass. Using the term "tent" with admitted looseness, here are two recent examples in the continuing romance of modern expression with tensile engineering. At the Estádio Municipal de Braga, the sheltering tent is made of concrete, while at the Burj Al Arab Hotel, the tent covering is on its side, a great white spinnaker defining a spectacular atrium. — Editor

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    BROAD CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM

    The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has traditionally been known for two things: its status as the largest encyclopedic art museum in the western United States, and its schizophrenic campus.

    Bolstering the former and addressing the latter, LACMA has unveiled a long-awaited free-standing addition to its collection: the Broad Contemporary Art Museum (BCAM), designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop in conjunction with executive architect Gensler.

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    RENZO PIANO'S NEW YORK TIMES BUILDING

    Ask most architects to name the most elemental ingredients of great architecture, and chances are they will say "space and light."

    But these are not necessarily the first two words that come to mind when thinking about skyscrapers, especially tall buildings in New York City.

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