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    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 explores the history of his…

  • Nebraska State Capitol Architecture and Design
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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 depart from the prototypical…

  • Discussion on the Advent of the Skyscraper
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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 light. This was a…

  • Discussion on Construction of the Empire State Building
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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 took just 14…

  • Capitol Hill Preservation
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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 the…

  • Utah Construction Company
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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 Hoover Dam and the Feather River…

  • Politics of Public Space
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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…

  • Hurricane Katrina and the Levees
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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 political…