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After Uprising, A Struggle To Restore Tunisia's Ancient Emblems

Preservationists are struggling to renew the ancient Medina in Tunis — one of the oldest Arab Muslim cities and a warren of elegant doorways, fountains and faded palaces mansions.
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Frager's Hardware Expected To Be Back Under One Roof By 2017

A year and a half after a fire ravaged Frager's Hardware, the 94-year-old Capitol Hill institution is on the road to rebuilding.

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In Berlin, Remaking The City Can Rekindle Old Frictions

City planners rushed to erase divisions between East and West Berlin after the wall came down in 1989. But the fate of communist-era buildings can still provoke friction a quarter-century later.
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11th Street Bridge Project Inspires Hope At Both Ends

Can a High Line-style park over the Anacostia River bring two sides of the city together?

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Roger Lewis: Development and the District

While many are enjoying D.C.'s boom, the companies behind the developments are often viewed with distrust. We speak to architect Roger Lewis about developers and their role in shaping a city.

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Legal Troubles Dog Famed Spanish Architect Santiago Calatrava

A Spanish court named Calatrava, designer of New York's Ground Zero transport hub, a suspect in alleged contract fraud. Prosecutors say he got $3.6 million for a convention center that wasn't built.
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Living Small: Micro Housing Grows Up

Kojo explores the micro housing trend, and looks at the lifestyle and zoning considerations that come with living small.

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Shaping The City: Re-imagining Bethesda

Kojo and architect and urban planner Roger Lewis chat with Montgomery County planning director Gwen Wright.

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Best Seat In The House Of Worship: The Temple Hollywood Built

Built in the late 1920s by movie moguls, the Wilshire Boulevard Temple is a Los Angeles landmark — and also a statement the LA Jewish community made to itself, and to the city.
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Ghost Cats And Musket Balls: Stories Told By Capitol Interns

Giving Capitol tours to constituents is a primary duty of Hill interns. They provide a great deal of information, but sometimes they're a little short on actual history.

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