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Developing The McMillan Water Filtration Site

After decades of wrangling, the District has big plans for developing this historic 25-acre site.

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Virtual Architectural Archaeology Brings D.C. Buildings Back to Life

An archaeologist-turned-architectural-historian is bringing old D.C. buildings back to life using computer models.

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Forget Big-Box Stores. How About A Big-Box House?

Using recycled materials is increasingly common in building construction. But some architects are taking the green movement a step further, creating entire homes and businesses from discarded shipping containers. They call it cargotecture.
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Winners To Be Announced In National Mall Design Contest

The Trust for the National Mall has selected winners in a design competition for three sites on the National Mall.

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Ruth Richardson: "Dickens & the Workhouse: Oliver Twist and the London Poor"

The recent discovery that as a youth Charles Dickens lived only a few doors from a major London workhouse made headlines worldwide. Diane and her guest talk about the campaign to save it from demolition and Dicken's pre-occuptation with the bleak workhouse at the heart of his novel.

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Shaping The City: Architecture And Travel

Across the nation and around the globe, many cities are home to both familiar and unknown architectural gems. Which are the amazing streetscapes and buildings you shouldn't miss? We'll find out.

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