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    ULM MÜNSTERPLATZ

    Just over 100 miles (170 kilometers) from Freiburg, Germany, the city of Ulm straddles the banks of the Danube River, and although the two cities' cathedral squares — Münsterplätze — have slightly different birthdates, they are virtual twins. They grew up over the same five-and-a-half centuries, only to be laid low in the same bombing raids of 1944.

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    DEMOLITION THREAT AT CONEY ISLAND

    Coney Island, New York, an area once known for its vibrant and exciting rides, restaurants, and games, is today marred by blocks of blighted buildings. Although some important revitalization has created the new Luna Park and the Brooklyn Cyclones MCU Park and saved landmarks such as the Parachute Jump and Child's Restaurant on the boardwalk, the landscape is still dotted with fast food joints and convenience stores that are a far cry from what Coney Island once was.

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    MARKETING INTERIOR DESIGN

    There are countless marketing and public relations-related books, web sites, and articles online and in print that can help the individual interior-design business owner approach marketing, from something as simple as Public Relations for Dummies to more design-oriented sources.

    Likewise, there are hundreds of ways — some free, some reasonably inexpensive, and some extremely expensive — to promote a brand or business. Finally, there are many independent consultants to assist in the PR process.

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    POSTCARD FROM TRENTON

    Dear ArchitectureWeek,

    It was a hot day and a long bus ride from Midtown Manhattan to Ewing Township, New Jersey, to get a sneak peek of the restoration in progress of Louis Kahn's Bath House, forever geographically misplaced near Trenton. Two dozen or so intrepid architecture and design journalists, including yours truly, munched on box lunches and watched My Architect on the bus's overhead TV monitors as we rumbled down the Jersey Turnpike toward one of Kahn's pivotal projects from the early 1950s.

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