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Washington Has Six of Top 10 of Americas Favorite Architecture

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&raquo Download Audio(mp3) By Caty Weaver 2007-5-20 VOICE ONE: Welcome to THIS IS AMERICA in VOA Specia

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by caty weaver
2007-5-20

voice one:

welcome to this is america in voa special english. i'm steve ember.

voice two:

and i'm barbara klein. what do you get when the people who design buildings ask members of the public to choose their favorites? you get the subject of our program for this week.

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voice one:

the american institute of architects is a professional group with close to eighty thousand members. it was formed in eighteen fifty-seven. to celebrate its one hundred fiftieth year, the aia decided to create a list of what it calls america's favorite architecture.

almost two thousand people were asked to choose from a list of about two hundred fifty structures. from their answers came a list of what the aia calls the best of america's architectural heritage. and here now are the top ten favorites.

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voice two:

three young visitors to the vietnam veterans memorial examine the names of the dead

number ten is the vietnam veterans memorial, located in the same city as five others in the top ten: washington, d.c. maya lin was a twenty-one year old architecture student at yale university when she won a competition to design the memorial.

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