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-* ''Sense of Entry:'' The front door is big and far away.+* '''Sense of Entry:''' The front door is big and far away.
-* ''Human Scale:'' less than 400 feet tall.+* '''Human Scale:''' less than 400 feet tall.
-* ''Skewed Grid:'' The design looked too boring with a regular grid.+* '''Skewed Grid:''' The design looked too boring with a regular grid.
-* ''Contextual:'' Is surrounded by a lot of other buildings the architect couldn’t tear down.+* '''Contextual:''' Is surrounded by a lot of other buildings the architect couldn’t tear down.
-* ''Theoretical:'' Nobody in their right mind would ever consider building the crazy thing.+* '''Theoretical:''' Nobody in their right mind would ever consider building the crazy thing.
-* ''Signature Building:'' You can’t afford it.+* '''Signature Building:''' You can’t afford it.
-* ''Less Is More:'' The designer ran out of ideas.+* '''Less Is More:''' The designer ran out of ideas.
-* ''International Style:'' No country will take responsibility for it.+* '''International Style:''' No country will take responsibility for it.
-* ''Deconstructivist:'' The backhoe ran into it during construction ­- and they liked it.+* '''Deconstructivist:''' The backhoe ran into it during construction ­- and they liked it.
-* ''Jury:'' Firing squad.+* '''Jury:''' Firing squad.
-* ''Design Review Board:'' Failed architecture majors.+* '''Design Review Board:''' Failed architecture majors.
-* ''Architecture Student:'' Egotistical masochist with no money.+* '''Architecture Student:''' Egotistical masochist with no money.
-* ''Contractor'' - A gambler who never gets to shuffle, cut or deal!+* '''Contractor''' - A gambler who never gets to shuffle, cut or deal!
-* ''Bid Opening'' - A poker game in which the losing hand wins.+* '''Bid Opening''' - A poker game in which the losing hand wins.
-* ''Low Bidder'' - A contractor who is wandering what he/she left out.+* '''Low Bidder''' - A contractor who is wandering what he/she left out.
-* ''Engineer's Estimate'' - The cost of construction in Heaven.+* '''Engineer's Estimate''' - The cost of construction in Heaven.
-* ''Completion Date'' - The point at which liquidated damages begin.+* '''Completion Date''' - The point at which liquidated damages begin.
-* ''Liquidated Damages'' - A penalty for failing to achieve the impossible.+* '''Liquidated Damages''' - A penalty for failing to achieve the impossible.
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  • Sense of Entry: The front door is big and far away.
  • Human Scale: less than 400 feet tall.
  • Skewed Grid: The design looked too boring with a regular grid.
  • Contextual: Is surrounded by a lot of other buildings the architect couldn’t tear down.
  • Theoretical: Nobody in their right mind would ever consider building the crazy thing.
  • Signature Building: You can’t afford it.
  • Less Is More: The designer ran out of ideas.
  • International Style: No country will take responsibility for it.
  • Deconstructivist: The backhoe ran into it during construction ­- and they liked it.
  • Jury: Firing squad.
  • Design Review Board: Failed architecture majors.
  • Architecture Student: Egotistical masochist with no money.
  • Contractor - A gambler who never gets to shuffle, cut or deal!
  • Bid Opening - A poker game in which the losing hand wins.
  • Low Bidder - A contractor who is wandering what he/she left out.
  • Engineer's Estimate - The cost of construction in Heaven.
  • Completion Date - The point at which liquidated damages begin.
  • Liquidated Damages - A penalty for failing to achieve the impossible.

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