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Pictures in The New York Times wordlessly told the story of those disappearing acts. On the morning after his finish over a crowded field of more famous and prolific competitors, an exultant Libeskind appeared on the Times's front page, beaming amid a sea of clamoring photographers and reporters. In a profession that lately has mimicked many aspects of celebrity culture, this image represented an extraordinary conferral of star status, like one of those unheralded Metropolitan Opera debuts the newspaper of record likes to put on page one every so often. But what had Libeskind actually won? The sponsoring body, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC), had insisted from the first that it was conducting not a competition but an Innovative Design Study in which participants were to follow the LMDC's gen-eral guidelines and had to accept that their plans were subject to revisions.



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SAUSALITO, Cal. -- Responding to last week's release of the "Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World," Natural Capital Institute's Director Paul Hawken called the new ranking another example of the "black box" effect of social and environmental business research, and urged the SRI industry to increase the transparency of its evaluative processes.

According to its website (www.global100.org), the Global 100 is a list of "the 100 most sustainable corporations" based on ratings by Innovest Strategic Value Advisors. The project, co-sponsored by Innovest and Corporate Knights, defines a sustainable corporation as one "that produces an overall positive impact on society and the environment." According to Hawken, such a definition is "nearly meaningless and has no value to science, people, or ecosystems."



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PARIS : An administrative enquiry into the fatal roof collapse at Charles de Gaulle airport last year will blame flaws in the design and construction of the newly-completed terminal, officials at the Paris airport authority ADP said.

Confirming a report in Le Parisien newspaper, the officials said that several senior figures at the airport authority -- including possibly its president Pierre Graff -- were likely to be placed under judicial investigation after the enquiry team presents its findings on Thursday.



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fmu blog debut


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free shit for blogging


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Noddy Holder of Slade is Terre's guest this Saturday at 3 PM on the Cherry Blossom Clinic. Tune in and hear the voice behind "Mama Weer All Crazee Now", "Cum On Feel The Noize", and other misspelled classics recount tales from the band's career as the kings of glam rock. The recent release of the Get Yer Boots On greatest hits collection will also be discussed.



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mvrdv silodam


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postcards from marfa


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starker


janos starker js bach suites for unaccompanied cello (complete) mercury OL3-116 (mono)


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Site: A flag-shaped, 7,000-square-foot double lot in Berkeley, California, with a two-to-one slope and several constraints: zoning setbacks; a 10-foot-wide access route to the buildable portion of the site; a stand of ordinance-protected live oaks; and a reusable foundation from the site's original 1950s house. 2:1 House, Iwamoto Scott Architecture




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house at 7 middagh street



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At our local private school's holiday fair, a vendor sold bags labeled Prada and Coach that were clearly counterfeit. I told the principal and the head of the PTA that this was illegal and put the school at risk. They said it must be legal since so many people sell fakes. But I think this is copyright infringement, and a school should not be involved in such things. What do you think? A. Stein, Phoenix

I think if the school had the courage of its lack of convictions, it would sell stolen cars. A lot of people do that, too, so it must be legal.

To sell counterfeit products offends both law and ethics, deceiving the buyers of the fakes and exploiting the creators of the originals. The plight of Prada and Coach may not bring a tear to anyone's eye, but ethics compel us to act honorably even to the makers of inane status symbols. Besides, it would be dispiriting for the students to see their principal dragged off in handcuffs, even fancy designer handcuffs.

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45º, 90º, 180º/City



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zlad!


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Damien Hirst’s shark floating in a tank of formaldehyde, recently sold for $12 million to US billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen, is disintegrating and will need extensive conservation work to prevent it from further deterioration. This is the view of conservation scientists and natural history specialists who say that the bigger a specimen, the more difficult it is to preserve long-term in formaldehyde.



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our lady of the airplane propeller chapel


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barf


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cheese eatin' design junkies


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The feel is that of a high-end furniture and design showroom like the MoMA Design Store itself across the street, where many of these objects are for sale. Taking its cue from the retail world, the objects in the installation are tightly packed together, as if the aim was to offer consumers a wealth of choices rather than draw them into an atmosphere of contemplation. It's as if you have entered a storehouse for the irredeemably trendy.
--ouroussoff


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sit on it, potsie


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is the jingle dead ?


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wright photos on ebay

"If a dealer gets these things, they are broken up. That's how people make their money," Holzhueter said. "For people who care about Wright, it would have been a disaster. We knew it was important to keep the photographs together."


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my little corner of the world


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