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    CHERNOBYL BY THE SEA

    The best data available clearly suggest that the emissions of the radioactive isotopes iodine-131 and cesium-137 from the compound disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in 2011 are now comparable to the total emissions of those isotopes from the Chernobyl accident in 1986.

    These scientific estimates have been published by the national weather agency of Austria, based on detailed weather modeling since the start of the Fukushima accident 14 days ago.

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    EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI AFTERMATH

    A huge earthquake of magnitude 9.0 and devastating tsunami hit Japan on Friday afternoon, March 11, 2011, with impacts centering in the vicinity of Sendai. NHK reported in Japan that as of 9pm on Monday, March 28, 2011, the death total from the earthquake and tsunami had risen to 11,004, with 17,339 listed as missing.

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    PEOPLE AND PLACES

    JDS Architects in Oslo, NorwayHolder Mathias Architects in Bushey, England, United KingdomRios Clementi Hale Studios in Los Angeles, Californiatvsdesign with Vitetta and Kelly/ Maiello in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaMigdal Arquitectos in Mexico City, Mexico...

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    NATIONAL AIA AWARDS

    On a corner site in Manhattan, within the Greenwich Village Historic District, stands a new 11-story apartment building wrapped in ribbons of glass. The faceted, undulating facade creates a lively contemporary foil to the neighboring masonry structures while reflecting their facades and the greenery of Jackson Square Park.

    Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, this building is one of 27 projects honored by the American Institute of Architects in its AIA Institute Honor Awards for 2011.

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