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Massive Structure Found 'Hiding In Plain Sight' At Ancient Site Of Petra

Researchers using satellite images and drones discovered a structure the size of an Olympic-size pool near the center of the ancient city in Jordan. But what exactly it was used for remains a mystery.
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Space Available: Behind The Region's Office Glut

In the D.C. region office vacancy rates are at a 25-year high. Kojo explores what's behind the glass-and-steel glut and how planners are rethinking corporate spaces.

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U.S. Agency Tries Radical Rehab Technique On Aging Government Buildings

Love them or hate them, modernist buildings of the 1960s and '70s are beginning to need renovation, and the U.S. General Services Administration is trying something unusual — putting a 32-story office tower under glass. The double wall exterior will not only save energy but protect the inhabitants from a bomb blast. NPR explores whether the repairs are worth the $120 million and if the outer wall will ruin the original architecture design.
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#NPRreads: Take A Tour Of These Three Stories This Weekend

Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.
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Rockville Pike At A Crossroads

The backbone of western Montgomery County is at a critical point in its history. What changes are coming down the pike for Maryland Route 355?

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D.C.'s Urban Artery: 14th Street In Columbia Heights

From a riot epicenter to the heart of the city, 14th Street's vibrancy was far from an accident.

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Creating A Neighborhood Out Of Potomac Yard

What happens when a neighborhood goes from zero residents to thousands? Kojo explores the transformation of the Potomac Yard area with architects Roger Lewis and Stephen Koenig.

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How Residents Feel About The Urbanization Of Maryland Suburbs

People often leave the city for the suburbs to get a little more space. So what happens when the city comes to them?

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Words You'll Hear: Gentrification

This week is the 100th birthday of Jane Jacobs, who resisted gentrification in New York and became a respected thinker on urban planning. Author Roberta Brandes Gratz talks about Jacobs' legacy.
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After Decades, A Shanghai Preservationist Heads Home To America

Retired American diplomat Tess Johnston, 84, made a second career working to preserve the rich colonial architecture of Shanghai.

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