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    Bearing Masonry Construction

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    WALLS STILL GROWING UP

    Thousands of years ago, a primitive mortar helped transform a pile of stones into an enclosure of habitable space. Since then, a complex interweaving of technical and social change has continually redefined the way we build, culminating in the modern practice of architecture and building design. — Published 2006.0510

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    SACRAMENTAL RESTORATION

    The Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament has been an impressive landmark of California's capital city of Sacramento ever since its 1889 completion. But by the turn of the 21st century, it had deteriorated and been found incapable of withstanding the next big earthquake. Now, a $34.5 million restoration has rescued this spiritual oasis in a political city. — Published 2006.0329

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    STARI MOST MOSTAR RECONNECTION

    When a beloved and highly symbolic historic bridge was destroyed during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina of the early 1990s, the whole world grieved. The single-arched Stari Most ("Old Bridge") in Mostar was erected in 1566 by architect Mimar Hajruddin at the height of the Ottoman Empire. It not only connected the city physically but, by the 20th century, had come to symbolize the coming together of many nationalities and ethnicities. — Published 2004.0804

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    A CONTROVERSIAL RESTORATION

    Boldt Castle, on one of the Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence River, between northern New York State and eastern Province of Ontario, ranks among the largest and most prominent houses in the United States. The seven-story granite structure, comparable in grandeur to Hearst Castle in California, has sparked debate about the appropriate goals of historic restoration. — Published 2002.0123

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    CESAR PELLI'S ARCHITECTURE OF ENCLOSURE

    Architecture's ability to express its place in history remains one of its most fascinating and revealing features. Cesar Pelli's architecture locates the primary mode of expression in the building's enclosure. The veil that separates interior from exterior becomes for him the element through which a building is located in the stream of architectural and construction history.

    Argentine-born American architect Cesar Pelli views this expressive function of the skin as a signifier that changes across architectural periods and cultures. — Published 2001.0228

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