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    Nebraska State Capitol Architecture and Design

    Robert Ripley talked about the design features of the Nebraska State Capitol building, the third to be erected on the site. It was America’s first statehouse design to radically…

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    Advent of the Skyscraper

    Professor Thomas Leslie talked about the changes in late 19th century architecture design and technology that allowed buildings to be built taller and incorporate more glass to let in…

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    Building the Empire State Building

    John Tauranac, author of The Empire State Building: The Making of a Landmark, talked about the process of designing and building the skyscraper in New York City. Actual construction…

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    Book Discussion on Building Taliesin

    Ron McCrea talked about his book, Building Taliesin: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home of Love and Loss, in which he discusses the life and career of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and…

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    Capitol Hill Preservation

    Stephen Ayers talked about his role in the maintenance and preservation of some of Washington, D.C.'s most significant buildings, including the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, and…

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    Politics of Public Space

    Michael Kimmelman talked about urbanism, architecture, and architectural criticism, including issues of public space, housing for the poor, parks and infrastructure, social equality, and…

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    Utah Construction Company

    Sarah Langsdon talked about the Utah Construction Company. Founded in Ogden in 1900, the company was part of many U.S. construction projects throughout the 20th century, including…

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    Hurricane Katrina and the Levees

    Karen Durham-Aguilera talked about the $15 billion levee system which is being built in New Orleans. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Current…

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