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  1. The State Library and Archives released two new renderings (of the east and west facades) of its new building on Friday (
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    Signature Tower

    That CCTV tower in Beijing is pretty is the link to the architect's website. Definitely worth checking out.
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    Signature Tower

    Whenever I see this picture in the City Paper, I want to yell "Don't jump!" at that little lady in the black cocktail dress. It looks like an ad for depression counseling.
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    Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    I'm sure the people living in those projects wouldn't want to see them destroyed, unless suitable alternatives exist. The projects might not be our ideal notion of what is urban, but they're urban nonetheless, and provide cheap housing for the people who work in the urban core. Part of smart growth isn't just having pretty buildings that interact well with the master-planned street grid. Having low-income housing is important also, and the thought of displacing certain people who contribute to our city just because their dwellings are ugly--that's kind of unpleasant to me.