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THE NEW MONUMENTS OF EUROPE The skylines of the historic centers of Europe were defined not by the skyscrapers of capitalism as today’s modern cities are, but rather by bell and clock towers, pinnacles of cathedrals, and medieval defenses. The raging debate in Europe between those calling for density and vertical expansion to address the demands of today’s cities and those determined to protect the character of the historic centers has caused much of ...
MIMMI PROPOSAL Although the Minneapolis Convention Center draws visitors from throughout the region and country to its events, the center itself remains somewhat isolated from the rest of Minneapolis, surrounded by large parking facilities and a major interstate that pull us quickly from task to task and thing to thing. After a century of the automobile and decades of globalization, however, we are gradually rediscovering the utility of our feet and ...