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Architecture & Engineering


By Clair Enlow

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February 2, 2005

Design Perspectives: Cities can enjoy their past and future

  • Rome, Florence and now even Bellingham show how cities can change without sacrificing a rich architectural heritage.
    Special to the Journal

    Ever had destination dejavu? Here's how it goes for me: Try as I might to discover certain legendary cities for the first time — like Rome and Florence — I find I've been there before.

    I'm not talking about childhood trips or past-life experiences or even art history classes, just the stuff of life — from textbooks and slide shows to Hollywood sets. Views of landmarks far away seem to settle, complete with details, into the subconscious mind. And then, suddenly, there they are.

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