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  • "A Preview of Domesday"
    -- "Beacuse of the meeting, London Underground will open the not-yet-finished Westminster stop on the Jubilee line, for there is no other way for Prime Minister Tony Blair and his colleagues to get from there to their party, a bash at the Dome in Greenwich ..." (Paul Levy, wsj_99.12.30)

  • "Here are our choices ..."
    -- "We also asked the reporters in the Detroit News Features department to list their favorites of the last century in the areas they cover." (dn_99.12.30)


  • "Pompidou Centre opens its doors, at a price ..."
    -- "The centre had become a machine for looking out at Paris ... Some tour operators even charged for the visit when it was free." (Jean-Jacques Aillagon, the Georges Pompidou Centre's president, in "Alan Riding, nyt_99.12.27)

    • "Overhauled Pompidou Center To Reopen"
      -- "The newly restored Georges Pompidou Center will usher in the millennium with more than a fresh coat of paint on its signature exterior pipes." (Marilyn August, ap_99.12.28)


  • "The Wall Speaks for All"
    -- "Congress is about to alter the site of the memorial again. ... A military scout dog memorial ... ..." (Jan C Scruggs, wp_99.12.27)


  • "Symbol of the late 20th century, the i-Mac, number 25"
    -- "The Cool 100" (Ilse Crawford et al, st_99.12.26)


  • "Berlin at the Millennium"
    -- "The Street of the 17th of June (named for the date of a 1953 anticommunist uprising in East Berlin), running west from the Brandenburg Gate, gets transformed into what celebration organizers boast will be 'the longest dance floor in the world.' " (William A Davis, bg_99.12.26)

  • "Berlin and LA Form a Tale of Two Cityscapes in Transition"
    -- "Arata Isozaki's Volksbank building is surprisingly uninspired. A few miles away, along Friedrichstrasse, one bland office building follows another, a testament to the kind of bottom-line development that dulls the spirit." (Nicolai Ouroussoff, lat_99.12.26)
  • "Downtown's newest landmark, in both its good traits and bad, is Perfectly Miami"
    -- "We didn't want the building to look like a can of tuna," (Laurinda Spear of Arquitectonica, in Peter Whoriskey, mh_99.12.26)

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