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Shaping The City: Withstanding The Force Of Nature

The devastating tornado in Oklahoma has people wondering how their own home would withstand nature's extremes. Architect Roger Lewis answers questions about the structural integrity we need in the D.C. region.

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Presidential Libraries Inspire Design Of George W. Bush Center

On Thursday, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is dedicated on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. David Greene talks to former first lady Laura Bush about the library and life after the White House.
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Infrastructure, Architecture And Urban Identity

Bridges, bus shelters and telephone poles are critical to making a city go -- but infrastructure also plays a vital role in shaping the aesthetic identity of an urban area.

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Trying To Preserve What's Left Of Manhattan's Little Syria

Preservationists are trying to protect the last vestiges of New York's Little Syria. They're seeking historic landmark status for a few buildings in Lower Manhattan. That's all that's left of what was once a thriving neighborhood, and arguably the center of Arab-American life.
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Self-Taught Architect Behind Brooklyn's 'Broken Angel' Faces Eviction

Over the past three decades, artist and sculptor Arthur Wood has turned his four-story home into a towering cathedral built out of salvaged junk. But after a fire in 2006, the New York City Department of Buildings determined that the Clinton Hill landmark was no longer a safe place to live.
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International Festival Brings Cutting-Edge Design to D.C.

This year marks the first Washington D.C. International Design Festival: a series of design-inspired public programs at Artisphere in Rosslyn, Va.

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How Did D.C. Become A City Of Bollards?

What's the deal with the thousands of bollards that ring federal buildings in downtown D.C.?

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