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Archive for September, 2009

Your Town – September 28, 2009

Sunday, September 27th, 2009
Tom Carleton has lined up another group of stimulating guests for this month’s installment of the Your Town radio and television program. The live one-hour broadcast is scheduled for 5 PM and will be repeated at 12 midnight (PST) on Monday, September 28, 2009. In the first segment, Roger Williams (Opus ...
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Graphic Openings

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009
Windows are both functional and aesthetic. Windows transmit light, and any cat will demonstrate the warming effect of sun through south-facing glass. We all know how to slide or crank a window open to manually control ventilation. We understand the benefits of replacing older single-pane windows with double-pane units with ...
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A “Symbol of World Peace”

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009
The architect of the World Trade Center, Minoru Yamasaki, described the symbolic importance of the twin towers this way: "Paramount in importance is the relation of the world trade center to world peace, since the communication and understanding between nations implicit in trade is basic to peace. Man identifies himself with ...

Restoring the White House

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009
The distinctive “White House”, a few blocks from Hartnell College on West Alisal Street, is a landmark in Salinas. The white paint and porch columns identify its neo-classic style. When we had our construction sign out front, we received a number of telephone calls asking what we were doing to ...
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Healthy Buildings

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009
As an architectural student, I wanted to believe that people would benefit directly from good design. Recent studies seem to support this thesis. For example, a study confirms that allowing daylight into interior spaces is good for the inhabitants. "People have a natural attraction and need for daylight. Studies have shown ...
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