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    PEOPLE AND PLACES

    Michael Graves in The Hague, Netherlands — Woods Bagot in Sydney, Australia — Perkins + Will in Washington, D.C., USA — Polshek Partnership in New York, New York — MulvannyG2 Architecture in Bellevue, Washington — CollinsWoerman in Kenmore, Washington — SHoP Architects in Gabarone, Botswana — Ann Beha Architects in Boston, Massachusetts — Bill Mitchell in Boston, Massachusetts...

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    U.S. HISTORIC SITES IN PERIL

    An art deco highrise in eastern Mississippi continues to deteriorate, as does one of the last remaining Negro League baseball stadiums, in New Jersey. A 1,300-year-old cultural site in Guam is threatened by U.S. Navy construction plans, and the character of Connecticut's scenic Merritt Parkway is at risk.

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    NEW SAN FRANCISCO ARCHITECTURE

    SFMOMA commissioned a new sculpture garden for the top of its parking structure, with provisions to connect to the main San Francisco Museum of Modern Art building — a late-20th-century classic that prefigured the wave of museums constructed following the Guggenheim Bilbao in 1997. Jensen & Macy Architects conceived of the garden, which was completed by successor firm Jensen Architects, as a gallery without a ceiling.

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    GREAT NEW LANDSCAPES

    Visitors to the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, China, are experiencing a former industrial site reclaimed as a riverside oasis: Houtan Park. Running through this strip of green space, interlaced with walkways, a constructed wetland treats polluted river water for use at the Expo.

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    AIA HOUSING AWARDS 2010

    The Safari Drive multifamily residential complex in downtown Scottsdale, Arizona, exemplifies a higher-density, pedestrian-scaled alternative to the exploding sprawl of greater Phoenix. Designed by The Miller Hull Partnership, it succeeds as design in the broadest sense: place-making that intertwines architecture, planning, and landscape.

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    Home Refinancings Not as Numerous as Expected with Record Low Mortgage Rate — Dallas Morning News, 2010.0705

    Housing Shortage Makes Australian Home Prices Almost Twice U.S. — Bloomberg BusinessWeek, 2010.0705

    Wyoming Threatens to Sell Prime Grand Teton Land — Associated Press, 2010.0704

    Obama Signs 3-Month Extension of Homebuyer Credit — Reuters, 2010.0702

    U.S. Housing Market Remains Fragile Despite Low Mortgage Rates — Washington Post, 2010.0702

    Analysis: Crisis Panel Targets Goldman as AIG Skates By — Reuters, 2010.0702

    US Mortgage Rates Set Record Lows as Sales Slump — Reuters, 2010.0701

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    Bank of England Says Home Mortgage Demand Eases — Bloomberg BusinessWeek, 2010.0701

    Construction Spending in U.S. Falls 0.2% in May — Bloomberg BusinessWeek, 2010.0701

    Ulster Museum Takes Top Arts Prize — Guardian Unlimited, 2010.0630

    UK Pavilion at World Expo 2010 in Shanghai Wins RIBA Lubetkin Prize — RIBA Press Release, 2010.0629

    Will New Financial Regulations Prevent Future Meltdowns? — USA Today, 2010.0629

    Housing Starts Set to Stall: HIA — Sydney Morning Herald, 2010.0628

    New Zealand Home-Building Approvals Fell 9.6% in May — Bloomberg BusinessWeek, 2010.0628

    Mortgages Face New Rules — Wall Street Journal, 2010.0628

    Virginia Tech Takes Top Prize at European Sustainable-Design Challenge — Chronicle of Higher Education, 2010.0628

    Flood Insurance Is Floating in Limbo — Houstan Chronicle, 2010.0626

    KB Home Falls after Posting Wider Loss Than Estimated — Bloomberg BusinessWeek, 2010.0625

    KB Home Reports Second-Quarter Loss; Shares Fall — Los Angeles Times, 2010.0625

    Lawmakers Slam Top Mortgage Firms on Loan Mods — Reuters, 2010.0624

    US New Home Sales Hit Record Low — BBC, 2010.0623

    Interest Rates Fall on Surprise Drop in Home Sales — Associated Press, 2010.0623

    U.S. Historic Sites in Peril — ArchitectureWeek, 2010.0623

    Structural Engineers Checking Gas Blast House — BBC, 2010.0622

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