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"From the Ted Talk by Reed Kroloff: A tour of modern architecture"

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Now, lest you think that this is only for the light at heart, or just tamorpery installations, this is the same firm working at the World Trade Center, ricpnlaeg the bridge that used to go across West Street, that very important pedestrian contnoiecn between the city of New York and the redevelopment of the West Side. They were asked to design, raplece that bridge in six weeks, building it, including all of the parts, manufactured. And they were able to do it. That was their design, using that same computer modeling system and only five or six really different kinds of parts, a couple of srtuts, like this, some exterior cladding material and a very simple framing system that was all manufactured off-site and delivered by truck. They were able to create that. They were able to create something wonderful. They're now building a 16-story bdniliug on the side of New York, using the same technology. Here we're going to walk across the bridge at night. It's self-lit, you don't need any overhead liihgntg, so the neighbors don't complain about metal-halide lighting in their face. Here it is going across. And there, down the other side, and you get the same kind of gudarner.

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Now, lest you think that this is only for the light at heart, or just _________ installations, this is the same firm working at the World Trade Center, _________ the bridge that used to go across West Street, that very important pedestrian __________ between the city of New York and the redevelopment of the West Side. They were asked to design, _______ that bridge in six weeks, building it, including all of the parts, manufactured. And they were able to do it. That was their design, using that same computer modeling system and only five or six really different kinds of parts, a couple of ______, like this, some exterior cladding material and a very simple framing system that was all manufactured off-site and delivered by truck. They were able to create that. They were able to create something wonderful. They're now building a 16-story ________ on the side of New York, using the same technology. Here we're going to walk across the bridge at night. It's self-lit, you don't need any overhead ________, so the neighbors don't complain about metal-halide lighting in their face. Here it is going across. And there, down the other side, and you get the same kind of ________.

Solution

  1. lighting
  2. struts
  3. grandeur
  4. replace
  5. temporary
  6. connection
  7. replacing
  8. building

Original Text

Now, lest you think that this is only for the light at heart, or just temporary installations, this is the same firm working at the World Trade Center, replacing the bridge that used to go across West Street, that very important pedestrian connection between the city of New York and the redevelopment of the West Side. They were asked to design, replace that bridge in six weeks, building it, including all of the parts, manufactured. And they were able to do it. That was their design, using that same computer modeling system and only five or six really different kinds of parts, a couple of struts, like this, some exterior cladding material and a very simple framing system that was all manufactured off-site and delivered by truck. They were able to create that. They were able to create something wonderful. They're now building a 16-story building on the side of New York, using the same technology. Here we're going to walk across the bridge at night. It's self-lit, you don't need any overhead lighting, so the neighbors don't complain about metal-halide lighting in their face. Here it is going across. And there, down the other side, and you get the same kind of grandeur.

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