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Birthplace of the transistor radio


I was born in Indiana in the 1950s and grew up/lived there through college, but until recently I was totally unaware of my birth state‚Äôs pivotal role in the development of transistor radios. Until the early 1950s, radios were powered … Continue reading

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Spectacular airport control towers – new and old


For architects and designers alike, form and function play and important role in building design. Airport control towers should be no different. As they often are the first distant sign from ground level of an approaching airport, control towers help … Continue reading

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America’s architectural showplace


Some cities are known as the home of a particular industry, such as automobiles in Detroit, iron and steel in Pittsburgh or Birmingham, insurance in Hartford, and tires in Akron. But, if you are looking for America’s most inspirational city … Continue reading

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