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    CAMBRIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY

    A stunning new addition has opened at the Cambridge Public Library in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Using ideas of transparency, inclusiveness, and efficiency as starting points, William Rawn Associates designed the glass-and-steel addition as a modernist foil to the original 1888 library by Van Brunt & Howe.

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    PRECAST CONCRETE FRAMING SYSTEMS

    Focusing on structural engineering issues involved in the repair, restoration, or adaptive reuse of older buildings for which drawings no longer exist, this article is the fifth in a series about antiquated structural systems that can be adapted or reanalyzed for safe reuse. —Editor

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