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Will New Zealand Rebuild The Cathedral My Forefather Erected?

NPR's Philip Reeves recently visited the earthquake-battered cathedral in New Zealand built by a 19th-century ancestor. He found his family history entwined in a fierce contemporary controversy.
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Palm Springs Celebrates Its Past, And Tourists Arrive In Droves

Palm Springs was the desert playground of golden-era Hollywood. Then its glamour faded. Now its midcentury architecture, its retro style and the allure of its past are fueling a rebirth.
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With Sunny, Modern Homes, Joseph Eichler Built The Suburbs In Style

The developer was known for well-crafted tract homes that dotted California suburbs after World War II. "The architecture really does inform the way you live," says Eichler homeowner Adriene Biondo.
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Michael Graves, Renowned Architect Who Designed Products For Target, Dies

Renowned architect and industrial designer Michael Graves has died at the age of 80. Graves is perhaps, best-known for designing household objects for Target.
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Architect Michael Graves Dies At 80

He was celebrated for designing everything from grand hotels to teapots. Graves died at his home in Princeton, N.J., of natural causes, his firm said.
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From Stadiums To Shelters: Remembering Pritzker Winner Frei Otto

German architect Frei Otto has been named the 2015 winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. The announcement was moved up from March 23, because Otto died on Monday at the age of 89.
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A Day After His Death, Frei Otto Awarded Pritzker Architecture Prize

The prize's jury, in its citation, said the German architect had developed "a most sensitive architecture that has influenced countless others throughout the world." Otto died Monday. He was 89.
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Museum Asks Visitors To Listen To New York's Buildings

Iconic architecture, long a subject for academics and designers, is being explored with sound in a new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York.
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Italian Architects Look To Replicate NY High Line Success In Rome

The pedestrian and cyclist path would make use of a one-mile stretch of abandoned, elevated concrete track. "You are still in the city," Renzo Piano says, "but you are flying above the city."
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Architect Renzo Piano: The Future Of Europe's Cities Is In The Suburbs

In the 1960s and '70s, Piano was involved in the battle to revive decaying historic centers of cities. Now the Pritzker Prize-winning architect is fighting to save their often desolate outskirts.

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