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    BATON ROUGE AIA AWARDS

    The architects of historic Baton Rouge, Louisiana celebrated their built heritage this summer. The Baton Rouge AIA "Rose Awards" were given to local firms for recent examples of outstanding architecture, whether new or renovated. — Published 2002.0918

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    ANNIVERSARY OF DISASTER

    As the first anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center site approached, the air in New York was strangely expectant. Hot, balmy days recalled the weather of September 2001, as if inaugurating a season of remembrance. — Published 2002.0911

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    PENTAGON REBUILT!

    One year after a highjacked airliner smashed through the limestone and concrete facade of the Pentagon, reconstruction of the damaged portions of the building will be complete. When the airliner exploded inside the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense, 189 people, both military and civilian, were killed. As a tribute to the victims, and in defiance of the terrorists, construction crews have been engaged in a nearly 24-hour-per-day effort to rebuild and repair the extensive damage. — Published 2002.0904

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    ARCHITECTURE CONGRESS BERLIN

    The World Congress of Architecture, in conjunction with the General Assembly of the International Union of Architects (UIA), took place in Berlin this summer. Organized by the UIA and its German section, the Association of German Architects (BDA), the conference centered on the theme of "Resource Architecture," referring both to technical issues of sustainability and to the cultural resources embodied in our architectural heritage. — Published 2002.0828

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    WORLD ARCHITECTURE ARUP AWARDS

    World Architecture magazine has recently announced the second annual Arup World Architecture Awards for the "best buildings" of 2001. Entries came from 45 countries, and represented a wide range of building types and firm sizes. — Published 2002.0821

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    SWISS ARCHITECTURAL SUMMER

    Strange figures have appeared in Switzerland this summer. A rusty cube rises over 100 feet (30 meters) out of Lake Murten. Three giant saucers hover over the shoreline of Lake Neuchâtel, and another blurry shape is at lake's end.

    In the so-called Three-Lakes region, the four cities of Biel, Neuchâtel, Murten, and Yverdon have been connected into a network of sites and temporary structures this summer for Switzerland's sixth national exhibition that will run through October 20, 2002. — Published 2002.0814

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    WORLD TRADE CENTER PLANNING UNCERTAIN

    At a public meeting on July 16, 2002, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) unveiled six concept plans for redeveloping the site of the World Trade Center. This first phase of what seems headed toward a lengthy, contentious process was prepared by the New York architecture firm of Beyer Blinder Belle, Architects & Planners. All six proposed options include a permanent memorial, public open space, buildings to replace the destroyed office, hotel, and retail space, a regional transportation hub, and cultural and civic institutions. — Published 2002.0807

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    SOLUTIA GLASS AWARDS

    The trend toward greater transparency in modern architecture is due in large part to recent developments in glazing technologies. Laminated safety glass frees architects from strict reliance on opaque structural materials. One of the manufacturers developing such applications is Solutia, which has announced the winners of its 2002 design awards program. The cited projects, from all over the world, are diverse demonstrations of the structural and esthetic benefits of these architectural glazings. — Published 2002.0731

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    GEORGIA PRESERVATION AWARDS

    In May, 2002, the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation selected 20 buildings to be honored for excellence in restoration and rehabilitation. One of the award-winning restoration projects was the childhood home of early 20th-century President Woodrow Wilson. The accurate restoration project gave the historic Augusta house the features and character it had during the Civil War and Reconstruction era. — Published 2002.0724

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    SPIRIT OF WOOD

    The Wood in Culture Association of Finland has announced that it will confer the 2002 "Spirit of Nature" Wood Architecture Award to Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. The award recognizes the achievements of a person or group whose work exemplifies architectural excellence and a progressive and creative use of wood. The association hopes that the award will both increase international respect for wood buildings and building components and improve their quality by fostering traditions and inspiring young architects. — Published 2002.0717

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