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    POSTCARD FROM AN ESTUARY

    Dear ArchitectureWeek,

    Houseboats, by and large, do their best to recreate the quotidian comforts of the standard dwelling in compact, waterborne form. Any greater sea-living aspirations are often left to the overreaching desires, and budgets, of the yachting set.

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    NOTES FROM MANHATTAN: HIGH LINE TO WTC

    New York on the cusp of fall: the light has that very yellowy tint that only happens this time of year, and the air seems clear as crystal. A quick jaunt around Manhattan Island — literally one afternoon, just before the tenth anniversary of September 11th — reveals new, continuing, and still-becoming works of architecture.

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    PREDOCK'S CANADIAN MUSEUM FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

    "You never know, even if you think you do, where you're going." —Antoine Predock

    The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is intended to be an educational museum of ideas rather than objects, where we can "explore the subject of human rights, with special but not exclusive reference to Canada," according to the museum's web site.

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    UP ON THE ROOF

    More than half of all the single-family homes in the United States were built in the last three decades of the 20th century, and it is estimated that half again of the current total number of dwellings — about 80 million — will need to be built in the next three decades of the 21st century.

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