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5.11.2012 WXY’s SEATTLE CENTER DESIGN ENTRY CHOSEN FOR EXHIBITION

Urban Intervention: The Howard S Wright Design Ideas Competition for Public Space was one of 16 chosen to be exhibited along with the winners. The exhibition starts today and runs through June 30 in the lobby of Intiman Playhouse at Seattle Center in Seattle, Washington. More info...

 

5.3.2012 CUTTING EDGE ART AT TIMES SQUARE VISITOR CENTER

Times Square Visitor Center is participating in a groundbreaking digital art gallery in Times Square. Throughout May at around 11:57pm their screens will show the international touring exhibition of Robert Wilson Video Portraits. For more information about the visitor center and the digital art gallery: http://bit.ly/IlrmGQ http://bit.ly/IMoCAA http://bit.ly/tPK5OT

 

5.2.2012 AWARD FOR THE BATTERY SEAGLASS

"The Battery SeaGlass Carousel at the Battery is an innovative glass structure that is coming to Battery Park in Lower Manhattan as part of the park's overall revitalization"-Epoch Times. The Battery SeaGlass Carousel at the Battery was awarded an SMPS (The Society for Marketing Professional Services) Industry Award. See the article written about the awards at www.theepochtimes.com.

 

4.27.2012 REED ACADEMY IN THE NEWS

Read a profile of the Reed Academy, a private non-profit school for children between the ages of 3 to 21 with autism spectrum disorders in New Jersey. It is featured in the April edition of the Commercial Building Products magazine.

 

4.18.2012 EAST RIVER BLUEWAY WEBSITE

Link here to www.eastriverblueway.org to see all the news about East River Blueway.

 

3.22.2012 HUDSON RIVER PARK RISING - PIER 26 BOATHOUSE/RESTAURANT

Tribeca Trib http://bit.ly/GKtmXD shows off steel being erected at  WXY’s new structure in the Hudson River Park.

 

3.21.2012: WOMEN OF ARCHITECTURE AT THE NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM

"Architecture and the Great Recession" at the National Building Museum. BWAF put together a panel of Shelia Cahnman, MaryAnne Gilmartin, Cathleen McGuigan, and Claire Weisz with Mara Liaason moderating.http://bit.ly/GDebzg http://bit.ly/xHewMr http://smrt.io/wV48Fe

3.15.2012: WXY'S SEATTLE CENTER DESIGN BID

In one of Seattle's blogs, Seattle Pi, blogger Vanessa Ho discusses the various contest proposals submitted to re-design the Seattle Center. Check out WXY's design bid on Seattle Pi: "'Seattle Replay' imagines the Monorail as a conduit for Seattle's waste stream, surrounded by pneumatic tubes to 'reconnect' Seattle Center".

1.20.2012: WXY IN THE GUIDE TO CONTEMPORARY NYC ARCHITECTURE

WXY’s Bronx Charter School for the Arts, NYC Info Center and Zipper Benches are all highlighted in John Hill’s new book. The book is available for purchase at the W.W. Norton and Company Inc. website.

 

1.11.2012: WXY IN THE WINTER ISSUE OF OCULUS

In Oculus Lisa Delgado's "From NIMBY to YIMBY" and Bill Millard's "Complete Streets: If Only Mumford Had Lived to See This" prominently feature three  WXY projects (Astor Place, Fordham Plaza Masterplan and the DSNY Spring Street Garage and Saltshed) Link to full issue online here.

 

12.30.2011: HOLIDAY IN THE ROCKAWAYS

Construction at Far Rockaway Park continues as WXY says goodbye to 2011 and prepares for the structure's completion in 2012.

 

12.14.2011: NEW YORK DOZEN IN ARCHIDOSE'S HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

Michael J. Crosbie's New York Dozen, which showcases the work of WXY, is selected as one of Archidose's picks for their 2011 list of great gift books for the holidays. See the full list over at the Archidose blog.

 

12.12.2011: HUDSON RIVER PARK WATCH

WXY's Pier 26 Boathouse and Restaurant building, a key part of the completion of the Hudson River Park, reported in Curbed and The Battery Park CityBroadsheet.

 

12.6.2011: SHERMAN CREEK MASTERPLAN PUBLISHED

The Sherman Creek Waterfront Esplanade Masterplan is about to hit the presses. It will be available for download at nycedc.com.

 


12.6.2011: BRONX EMS 27

First photos of FDNY EMS 27 in their new facility in the Bronx.

 


11.3.2011: ZIPPER BENCH IN NEW YORK MAGAZINE, NOV 7, 2011

In calling attention to some of the city's best public seating options, Justin Davidson mentions WXY's "seductively snaking" zipper bench system at Peter Minuit Plaza. http://bit.ly/srimuZ

10.14.2011: DESIGN TRUST'S "DESIGNING THE TAXI" ON NY TIMES BLOG

"Vacant Taxi or Occupied? That is the Question" by Michael M. Grynbaum, a post from the NYT City Room blog, mentioned the Design Trust's "Designing the Taxi" workshop. The post highlighted WXY's submission which "included Jenny Holzer-style LED signs with phrases like 'I’m Free!' and 'Nope.'"

10.13.2011: WXY IN AD SEPT/OCT 2011

Check out Jayne Merkel's article, "Not So Radical: An American Perspective," from the latest issue of AD Magazine which highlights the Seaglass Carousel at Battery Park for "its symbolism, figuration and wit, as well as a product of recent electronic technology." Also featured is WXY's proposal for the new Times Square.

10.07.2011: NYC INFO CENTER FEATURED IN ARCHTOBER

WXY's NYC Information Center is featured as the building of the day on October 29th during Archtober, a month-long festival celebrating architecture and design, initiated by OHNY . A public tour of the center will be led by principal architect Claire Weisz.

09.08.2011: HALF DOSE #95: ZIPPER BENCH

WXY's Zipper Bench is the focus over at Archidose not only for "its zippiness, undulating form and consideration of multiple functions (seating, protecting trees, skate deterrent) [but for] the way it can follow just about any line in a landscape plan." http://bit.ly/nS15bE

09.08.2011: NEW YORK NEXT: THE FUTURE CITY

An event co-sponsored by the Architectural League of New York and Architectural Record. Claire Weisz, with four other influential designers who have shaped New York Cityʼs development through significant public projects, will discuss the cityʼs trajectory since 2001, and the issues demanding attention in the coming years http://bit.ly/mOUOAe.

09.07.2011: THE ATLANTIC ACCLAIMS NEW YORK DOZEN

The Atlantic magazine featured WXY in its review the New York Dozen book, written by Michael Crosbie. The article describes WXY's work as having an "affinity for collaboration and cross-disciplinary pursuits."

http://bit.ly/r1uFpN

08.22.2011: WXY FEATURED IN CAPITAL NEW YORK

WXY have been highlighted as one of twelve emerging practcies in the newly released Michael Crosbie text New York Dozen: Gen X Architecture which has received critical acclaim and widespread interest.

08.17.2011: SEAGLASS CAROUSEL FEATURED IN BLOOMBERG

Bloomberg features WXY's SeaGlass Carousel design, alongside other notable projects in the redevelopment of Battery Park esplanade and the Lower Manhattan Area.

08.05.2011: EMS 27 RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY

The EMS 27 Ambulance Station officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony today, attended by WXY Principals Claire Weisz and Layng Pew and DDC Deputy Commissioner David Resnick and FDNY Commissioner Salvatore Cassano.

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07.24.2011: PLAN FOR SHERMAN CREEK UNVEILED

Various media report on the unveiling of WXY’s Sherman Creek Masterplan.

Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance - Imagine a Beautiful Walk Along the Harlem River
Curbed - Inwood’s Sherman Creek Gets 2020 Vision of Its Own
DNAinfo - Final Proposal Unveiled for Sherman Creek Waterfront
Manhattan Times - Plans for Sherman Creek Waterfront Esplanade unveiled

07.11.2011: WINTERHOUSE FEATURED IN DESIGN OBSERVER

"The Earliest Modern Studio in America" by Design Observer.
See more images of the WXY addition and renovation of Winterhouse.

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07.08.2011: ZIPPER BENCH IN PLANNING MAGAZINE

Author Tony Hiss includes the WXY Zipper Benches in his article "An Urban Treasure Hunt" in July’s edition of Planning Magazine.

06.15.2011: ReDRAW LAUNCH PARTY

Join WXY and the Drawing Center on Thursday, June 30 from 6-8pm to celebrate ReDraw: The Capital Plan for 35 Wooster Street! All are invited to meet the architects and view the plans for the new building. RSVP required.

06.07.2011: ZIPPER BENCH IN SEOUL

The zipper bench by WXY has been installed in the Zaha Hadid designed Dongdaemun History & Culture Park in Seoul, Korea as a design exchange between New York and Seoul.

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06.06.2011: OCULUS BOOK TALK: NEW YORK DOZEN

New York Dozen celebrates a new generation of architects emanating from New York City. As one of twelve firms profiled in Michael Crosbie's book, WXY will participate in a Q&A panel discussion at the Center for Architecture on June 22, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 pm.

06.01.2011: ReDRAW UNDERWAY

The Drawing Center announces ReDraw, the Center's current capital project to expand and renovate its home at 35 Wooster Street.

 

 


05.13.2011: PETER MINUIT PLAZA NEWLY ZIPPED

Thursday night launched this renewed public space at the tip of Manhattan and the first installation of WXY's newest bench system - The Zipper.

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05.11.2011: BUILDING OF THE WEEK

WXY's Hudson River Park Activity Buildings are the american-architects.com Building of the Week.

 

 


05.10.2011: EMERGING VOICES PODCAST

Claire Weisz and Mark Yoes' Emerging Voices Lecture posted by the Architectural League of New York on Vimeo.

 


 

03.26.2011: WXY IS CHARACTER APPROVED

The USA Network's Character Approved blog celebrates the people, places and things that are making a mark by positively influencing our cultural landscape.


03.26.2011: SYMPOSIUM: ADVANCING ARCHITECTURAL PRAXIS

Claire Weisz presents at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning Symposium: Advancing Architectural Praxis.


03.21.2011: WXY IN THE NEWS

The Architect's Newspaper covered WXY's Emerging Voices lecture last week.

03.11.2011: IN THE BLOGS: WXY ZIPPER BENCH

A/N blogs about our Zipper Bench at Peter Minuit Plaza.

03.02.2011: WXY WINS AIA INTERIORS AWARD

WXY received an AIA New York Chapter 2011 Interiors Merit Award for the NYC Information Center.

For a full list of award recipients read the press release.

02.22.2011: WXY IN THE NEWS

Oculus Magazine's Global Practice New York, Winter 2010/2011 Issue: "Infrastructure Abroad" by John Morris Dixon.

Interior Design Magazine's February 2011 Designwire feature:"Pier Group".


02.07.2011: ARCHITIZER'S FIRM OF THE WEEK

Architizer features WXY as its firm of the week. The blog praises WXY’s ability to adapt to challenging situations while maintaining tight schedules.

Discover more here.


1.11.2011: WXY AWARDED EMERGING VOICES 2011

WXY was selected as one of this year's Emerging Voices, the annual award by the Architectural League NY which spotlights individuals and firms with a distinct design ‘voice’ that has the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design. Each of the awardees will deliver a lecture at the New Museum this spring; WXY will be featured March 16.

Get more information about Emerging Voices 2011 on
The Architectural League's website


12.13.2010: SIX KIOSKS APPEAR IN BROOKLYN

WXY-designed security enhancements at 11 Metrotech are now in place.
Read about it on The Architect's Newspaper.

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12.10.10: DESIGN KOREA

WXY participated in DESIGN KOREA 2010, the biggest design event in Korea hosted by Korean Ministry of Knowledge and Economy and organized by Korea Institute of Design Promotion. The installation was designed as a park-like environment featuring the Zipper Bench System and WXY newspaper.

Read about the event in Design Korea 2010 Website.

12.09.10: TIMES SQUARE VISITOR CENTER OPENS

WXY's interior renovation of the Times Square Visitors Center, located in the old Embassy Theater, uses a curved reflective glass serpentine kiosk to accommodate the 2007 New Year’s Eve ball and two counters for ticket sales, while reflecting the landmarked interior.
Read about it in The New York Times and The Netropolitan.

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12.02.10: IDENTITY OF PROVIDENCE RIVER PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE FINALIST #5 REVEALED AS WXY

WXY's design for the Providence River Bridge featured a site-sensitive approach to strategically knitting Fox Point with College Hill. See all of the finalists' designs here.

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11.26.10: WXY'S BRIDGE DESIGN SHORT-LISTED IN WAN AWARDS

WXY was one of 6 firms short-listed in the WAN Awards 2010 Urban Design sector for our Nanhe River Landscape Bridge.

11.08.10: HUDSON RIVER PARK PIER 25 OPENS

Hudson River Park's Pier 25 is officially open to the public. WXY's two building designs for this segment of the park include a skate park concession and comfort station as well as a miniature golf and snack bar building, which will also house a dock master's office. WXY's Boathouse and Restaurant on Pier 26 are currently under construction.

Read about it on Curbed, The Villager, and Crain's.

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10.29.10: WXY SHORTLISTED IN PROVIDENCE BRIDGE DESIGN COMPETITION 

WXY is one of 11 firms that have been shortlisted to submit designs for a pedestrian bridge in Providence, Rhode Island. The bridge is to be located over the Providence River, where the old Route 195 currently stands. The winning design will be announced the last week of November.

10.10.10: ARCHITECT'S NEWSPAPER VISITS WXY 

Architects Newspaper paid the WXY studio a visit recently. Read about the new projects we're working on and what the Paper had to say here.

10.04.10: MADE IN NEW YORK 

MADE IN NEW YORK, presented by the AIA New York Chapter/Center for Architecture will open this Friday, October 8th at the West 4th Street subway station. The exhibit features work from AIA New York Chapter members across the globe. WXY’s Zipper bench, Xinjin Bridge and NYC Info Center will all be on display.

10.04.10 : OPEN HOUSE NEW YORK 

Open House New York is this weekend, Oct 9th-10th. Three sites designed by WXY are participating in the city-wide event: The NYC Info Center, Times Square Visitors Center and Rocking the Boat. For a full schedule of hours and tours visit www.ohny.org

09.20.10 : NEW EXHIBITION DESIGN 2 

WXY is featured as one of 100 designers in New Exhibition Design 2. The book includes over 100 projects from around the world and is available for sale here.

09.13.10 : SUKKAH CITY 

Take a look at WXY's Open Sukkah submission for the Sukkah City competition. The 12 winning designs will be built in Union Square and open to the public on September 19th and 20th.

08.10.10 : FORDHAM PLAZA MASTERPLAN UNVEILED

WXY's design for Fordham Plaza will transform the area into a vibrant public space and world-class transit hub.
Get more details from EDC and Crains.

08.04.10 : WNYC TRANSMITTER PARK GROUNDBREAKING

The 1.6-acre site of the former WNYC radio transmission towers will soon be home to a public pier, park and esplanade.

Check out what WNYC, Curbed, The Epoch Times, The Brooklyn Paper and World Landscape Architect are saying.

08.03.10 : CANAL STREET ZONING STUDY IN THE ARCHITECT'S NEWSPAPER

Read about some ideas for the future of Canal Street in The Architect's Newspaper.

08.02.10 : HUDSON RIVER PARK SNEAK PREVIEW

Take a look at our progress photo of one of WXY’s Pier 25 Park Buildings at the Tribeca section of The Hudson River Park.

07.27.10 : BEATING THE HEAT

The Downtown Express posted photos of children enjoying the WXY-designed fountain in Battery Park this week, as temperatures rose past 90 degrees.

07.09.10 : DEPARTMENT OF SANITATION GARAGE IN NY MAGAZINE

New York Magazine discusses the Department of Sanitation garage in its real estate section this week. Construction on the garage, designed by Dattner Architects and WXY, is set to begin in September of this year.
Click here to read the article.

07.09.10 : REDESIGNING TIMES SQUARE

DOT and DDC announced that the architecture firm Snohetta and their team of Weidlinger Associates, WXY, Mathews Nielsen, Billings Jackson Design and Bexel, have been selected to create a plan for the permanent redesign of the Times Square area, which will be reconstructed starting in 2012.
Read the full press release here.

07.01.10 : MANHATTAN BEACH HOUSE UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Construction is now underway on a single-family house in Brooklyn designed by WXY.

06.24.10 : KNICKERBOCKER AVENUE STREETSCAPE FRAMEWORK PLAN

WXY was retained by the Ridgewood-Bushwick Senior Citizen's Council to prepare a plan to beautify and improve the economic and cultural vitality of Knickerbocker Avenue. Working closely with RBSCC, WXY held a community charrette on June 12th, 2010 to hear current concerns and envision new possibilities for the Avenue. A pdf of the presentation that was given at the charrette can be found here.

06.18.10 : REED ACADEMY GROUNDBREAKING

Construction on REED Academy’s new home in Oakland, NJ began this week. The groundbreaking took place after five years of hard work and planning by the Walsh Group, River Drive Construction and WXY. REED, which stands for Resources for Effective Educational Development, will document the construction process on their website at www.reedacademy.org.

06.16.10 : WXY FEATURED IN THE CITY WE IMAGINED/THE CITY WE MADE

WXY is part of The Architectural League's exhibition The City We Imagined/The City We Made, on view until June 26 at 250 Hudson Street. The show catalogs architecture, urban design and planning in New York City from 2001-2010. WXY's three projects on display - Seaglass Carousel, Bronx Charter School for the Arts, and The Battery Bosque - are part of a field of exciting developments in public space. Combined with the condo boom of the last decade, the show paints a portrait of a city in tension - as the press release observes "[reshaping] New York in ways that we may not fully grasp for decades to come."


06.14.10 : WXY RETHINKS CANAL STREET

WXY is working on a zoning study of Canal Street, as reported in today's Wall Street Journal.


05.19.10 : CHELSEA LOFT FEATURED IN TRENDS MAGAZINE

The latest issue of Trends Magazine featured an article on WXY's Chelsea Loft. Read about the eco-concious design in the full article here.

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05.14.10 : VIDEO OF THE BATTERY BOSQUE FOUNTAIN

Check out this video of the Battery Bosque Fountain from the Battery Conservancy's YouTube page:


05.05.10 : METROPOLITAN WATERFRONT ALLIANCE REPORTS ON SHERMAN CREEK

On March 20th, the NYC Economic Development Corportation and hosted a public design charrette to discuss the future of the Sherman Creek Waterfront. WXY is the design consultant for the project and will develop a plan for the area based on the charrette.

To read the article click here.

04.21.10 : WXY WINS XINJIN LANDSCAPE BRIDGE COMPETITION

WXY Architecture has won the International Competition for the Xinjin Landscape Bridge in collaboration with our engineering colleagues at Weidlinger Associates. For more information on our bridges visit the blog Price Tags, which gave us their Passerelles of the Month award.

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03.25.10 : ROCKING THE BOAT @ 812 EDGEWATER RIBBON CUTTING CELEBRATION

Today, Rocking the Boat officially opens their new 2,200 sq. ft. boatbuilding shop, which will support Rocking the Boat's mission to use traditional wooden boatbuilding and on-water education to help young people develop into empowered and responsible adults.


03.17.10 : BRONX CHARTER SCHOOL IN NEW BOOK

The Bronx Charter School for the Arts is included in a new book, Sustainable School Architecture: Design for Elementary and Secondary Schools by Lisa Gelfand and Eric Corey Freed

It is available on Amazon.

02.12.10 : GREEN IDEAS WHOSE TIME HAS COME

This exciting project in Portland reminded us of some Green Wall projects that the studio has developed for New York City.

To read the article click here.


02.03.10 : CLAIRE WEISZ JOINS ST LAWRENCE MARKET JURY PANEL

Claire Weisz will join the jury panel for the St Lawrence Market Design Competition to adjudicate over which design will be chosen for the North Market redevelopment.

To read the full news release click here.


12.30.09 : PURPLE YAM RESTAURANT REVIEWED IN NY TIMES

Purple Yam restaurant in Brooklyn was recently featured in the NY Times.

To read the review click here.
To view slide show of images click here.


12.09.09 : CHELSEA LOFT FEATURED IN OBJEKT MAGAZINE

An article highlighting the sustainable features of WXY's Chelsea Loft appeared in the Dutch interior design magazine Objekt.

To view the article click here.
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11.18.2009 : NYC COMMISSIONERS INTERVIEWED

On the eve of the mayoral election, Claire Weisz and Julie Iovine interviewed the city commissioners for Parks, Planning, Design and Construction, and Transportation for the Architect's Newspaper. The discussion is featured in the 11.18.2009 article 'Mike's Angels'. The four commissioners are upbeat in response to questions about future plans and techniques, highlighting public health-related design initiatives and a faster turnaround for new ideas.

To read the interview click here.


10.13.2009 : NEW HUDSON RIVER PARK BUILDINGS SEEN ON CURBED

Pointing out that a steel structure is rising on Pier 25 in the Tribeca Section of the Hudson River Park, Curbed heralds the new 'home base' for the Park's miniature golf course, but leaves the architect's identity a mystery. The building under construction is the first of three WXY buildings for this section of the park that will reference the local marine vernacular on the five-mile stretch of waterfront.

To read the story click here.


10.13.2009 : GREENWICH SOUTH MASTER PLAN

The Downtown Alliance has installed an exhibition at Zuccotti Park to draw attention to the latest proposals for the Greenwich South area of Lower Manhattan. Walking through the park you can see how WXY's Greenwich Street South Urban Design Study of 2005 is gaining traction through the work of the Downtown Alliance. Commissioned by the LMDC as a result of the Mayors Vision Plan, our study showed how, through adjustments to the tunnel and reallocation of development from the MTA Parking Garage Structures, the neighborhood could be redeveloped with its historic fabric intact. The study shows the knitting together of a neighborhood, the greening of infrastructure, the reduction of emissions from the tunnel with a deck, new tall buildings that fit in amongst the towers of Lower Manhattan, and a newly reconnected Greenwich Street southbound to The Battery. Collaborators included H3 Collaborative, Olin Partnership and the Environmental Simulation Center.

For more information, visit here.
To read The New York Times article about the area, click here.
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10.08.2009 : NEW YORK NOW 2009

Three of WXY's projects, the NYC Information Center, SeaGlass and PlaNYC Far Rockaway Park, are showcased in NEW YORK NOW 2009, an exhibition presenting the scope and quality of current work being done by AIA New York Chapter / Center for Architecture members in New York City. The exhibition is on view now through October 31st at the West 4th Street subway station. Check out more information about the exhibition here.


09.14.2009 : ZIPPER BENCH

WXY's Zipper Bench has been chosen for the seating in the New Amsterdam Plein and Plaza in Battery Park. The new public space, commissioned to mark the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's arrival in New York Harbor acts as a hub where several modes of transportation intersect with cultural events. See the new structure here.


09.13.2009 : NEW AMSTERDAM BIKE SLAM

Claire Weisz was one of the urban planners and artists of Team Netherlands - the winning team in this symposium on global trends in sustainable mobility in which the teams faced off in a live debate like a poetry slam. An awards ceremony was held at Castle Clinton in Battery Park. Check out the program and participants here.


08.17.2009 : NYC INFORMATION CENTER

WXY's project the NYC Information Center was recently featured on DETAIL magazine's website. DETAIL is a popular international magazine dedicated to architecture and construction. Check out the feature here.

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