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    ART CENTER UPON TYNE

    The abandoned Baltic Flour Mills in the northern England town of Gateshead has recently been transformed into the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. It joins other illustrious works in the heart of the Gateshead Quays regeneration area. — Published 2003.0402

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    JULIA MORGAN IN CHINATOWN

    In 1932, architect Julia Morgan saw the opening of her YWCA building in Chinatown, San Francisco. Over 70 years later, actress Jill Jackson portrays the architect in a one-woman show, hosted by the Chinese Historical Society of America Museum and Learning Center, which now occupies the building. An excerpt shows how the play dramatizes Morgan's ideas. Editor — Published 2003.0326

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    LONG-SPAN STRUCTURES

    When is a span a long span? One answer is: when, as a consequence of the size of the span, technical considerations are placed so high on the list of architectural priorities that they significantly affect the aesthetic treatment of the building. — Published 2003.0326

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    ARSENIC IN WOOD DANGERS PERSIST

    When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a report last year on the safety of pressure-treated lumber, they acknowledged the danger of arsenic, a poison and carcinogen, which is used widely in wood preservatives like chromated copper arsenate (CCA). They announced a phase-out of some uses of the preservative by the end of 2003. — Published 2003.0312

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    WISCONSIN CHEMISTRY

    In designing a new research tower and lecture hall for the University of Wisconsin Department of Chemistry, the architects of Flad & Associates were inspired by the scholars who work there. "This is a group of incredibly bright and talented people," says Flad design principal, David A. Black, AIA. "The building is intended as a simple statement about who they are and what they've achieved." — Published 2003.0312

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    FOSTER'S NEW CITY HALL

    At first glance, you would hardly believe it is a public service building. Looking more like a moon base landing unit than a city hall, the Greater London Authority (GLA) building is the latest addition to London's skyline from the firm of Foster and Partners. — Published 2003.0226

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    BUILDING PETRONAS TOWERS

    The Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, now the tallest buildings on earth, are among the architectural wonders of the world. The story of their construction is one of many challenges, and the resulting design, by Cesar Pelli & Associates, reflects a melding of East and West. — Published 2003.0219

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    SANTA MONICA ELECTRIC

    In light of rising energy costs and potentially disastrous environmental policies, timing couldn't be better for the opening of Colorado Court, one of the first 100-percent energy-neutral housing developments in the United States. Located on a busy, urban street corner in Santa Monica, California, the award-winning five-story, "green" building is designed not only to reduce energy consumption but to return unused power back to the city's electrical grid. — Published 2003.0212

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    ENGINEERING REPORT ON PENTAGON DISASTER

    When the Pentagon in Washington D.C. was hit by a hijacked plane on September 11, 2001, the damage and the loss of life were appalling. But the destruction was less severe than might have been expected from such an impact. About 20,000 people were at work in the U.S. Department of Defense headquarters, the largest office building in the world. Yet according to casualty reports, only 125 Pentagon employees were killed along with the 64 from the ill-fated airliner. — Published 2003.0212

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    NEW HAMPSHIRE AIA AWARDS 2003

    The New Hampshire Chapter of the American Institute of Architects has announced the winners of its 2003 Excellence in Architecture Awards Program. The organization selected three firms for special recognition. — Published 2003.0205

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