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    801 17TH STREET IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

    Developer Louis Dreyfus Property Group, now Property Group Partners (PGP), had high goals for its 801 17th Street building, strategically located a block from the White House and Lafayette Park. — Published 2012.0620

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    THE STORY OF SAARINEN'S JOHN DEERE HEADQUARTERS

    Carefully tucking away "the car's fat shine" was integral to the definitive Deere & Company Administrative Center in Moline, Illinois, later renamed Deere & Company World Headquarters.

    The exemplar for all subsequent corporate estates, it brought together landscape, site plan, and architecture into an elegant and commanding solution. Deere definitively proved the corporate value of the high-image, high-style suburban headquarters. — Published 2011.1207

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    SHUBIN + DONALDSON - FROM FUEL TO BISCUIT

    The apparent placelessness of Los Angeles, where one community bleeds into another with little visible distinction, can partially be attributed to its major industries — advertising, television, movies, the web — because these businesses live placelessly, mostly in periodicals, or on screens in the theater, in the family room, and at the desk. — Published 2011.1130

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    LEED FOR EXISTING BUILDINGS

    The Empire State Building made headlines recently for achieving LEED Gold certification following a major green retrofit project that will reduce the skyscraper's energy consumption by more than 38 percent. The building's electric chiller plant was rebuilt, electric meters were installed at the tenant level, and all 6,514 window units were removed, refurbished to improve their energy efficiency, and reinstalled. — Published 2011.1012

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    CENTER FOR NEIGHBORHOOD TECHNOLOGY

    The Center for Neighborhood Technology in Chicago, Illinois, moved into a former textile factory in 1987 and began its second renovation in 2000 to accommodate greater space needs. Designed by architect Jonathan Boyer (now a principal at Farr Associates), the new office space offers an exemplary model of sustainable adaptive reuse that takes advantage of environmentally responsible products and technologies not available in the 1980s. — Published 2011.0511

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    MAKI'S HILLSIDE TERRACE

    The Hillside Terrace project, a medium-density mixed-use development of apartments, shops, restaurants, and cultural facilities, took exactly 25 years from the first plans I drew in 1967 to the completion of its sixth phase in 1992. Although I have designed buildings and complexes far greater in physical scale over the past several decades, no other project has occupied my thoughts so continuously over time as Hillside Terrace has. — Published 2011.0406

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    EZRA STOLLER

    Many of the finest examples of Modern architecture from the late 1940s to the late 1970s were "made" by a master — not necessarily the architect, but the man who captured the essence of Modern architecture through the lens of his large-format camera: Ezra Stoller. — Published 2011.0223

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    POSTCARD FROM BERLIN

    Dear ArchitectureWeek,

    The SOLON factory and headquarters building on the outskirts of Berlin, by local firm Schulte-Frohlinde Architekten, seems to embody a green golden moment for the German startup company specializing in efficient assembly of photovoltaic cells into modular solar panels. — Published 2011.0112

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    10 HILLS PLACE

    10 Hills Place was just another nondescript retail and office compound on the narrow offshoots of Oxford Street in Central London.

    Wrapped in a sleek, sculptural, and amazing new skin, the complex new transformation by Amanda Levete Architects (ALA) has created a larger, more comfortable, and better-performing building, from the actual built fabric of that preexisting jumble. — Published 2010.0915

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    POSTCARD FROM PORTLAND

    Dear ArchitectureWeek,

    If you visited Portland, Oregon's Saturday Market prior to 2009, then you might remember a collection of vendor stalls arranged under the concrete approach ramp of the Burnside Bridge, spilling out to the south, wrapping around a ponderous and slightly run-down brick building, and continuing toward the historic Skidmore Fountain. And if you visit that site today, you'll notice things have changed. — Published 2009.1216

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