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2006 ARCHITECTURE

Towers were the height of fashion

The year was marked by a mania for very tall buildings, several designed to be the tallest in the world

The major event in Boston architecture this year was the long-awaited opening of the new home of the Institute of Contemporary Art in early December at the edge of Boston Harbor. The major event in Boston architecture this year was the long-awaited opening of the new home of the Institute of Contemporary Art in early December at the edge of Boston Harbor. (lisa poole/associated press)
By Robert Campbell
Globe Correspondent / December 31, 2006

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We haven't built any here -- not yet anyway -- but there's no question that the top architecture story in 2006 was the proliferation of proposals for super-tall buildings, all over the world. It was like an international sports event, with everyone trying to out-score everyone else in height. (Full article: 1094 words)

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