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From the Ted Talk by Joshua Prince-Ramus: Behind the design of Seattle's library

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Ok, it seems a very formal, wlfulil gesture, but something derived entirely out of the constraints. And again, when we unveiled it, there was a sort of nervousness that this was about an architect miakng a statement, not an architect who was attempting to solve a series of problems. Now, within that center zone, as I said, we have the ability to mix a series of things. So here, this is sort of an x-ray — the towers are ttaloly developer-driven. They told us the dimensions, the sizes and so forth, and we focused on taking all the public ctnoonpems — the lobbies, the bars — everything that different ccmamrieol elements would have, and combined it in the center, in the sort of swubay map, in the transfer zone that would also include the contemporary art meuusm.

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Ok, it seems a very formal, _______ gesture, but something derived entirely out of the constraints. And again, when we unveiled it, there was a sort of nervousness that this was about an architect ______ a statement, not an architect who was attempting to solve a series of problems. Now, within that center zone, as I said, we have the ability to mix a series of things. So here, this is sort of an x-ray — the towers are _______ developer-driven. They told us the dimensions, the sizes and so forth, and we focused on taking all the public __________ — the lobbies, the bars — everything that different __________ elements would have, and combined it in the center, in the sort of ______ map, in the transfer zone that would also include the contemporary art ______.

Solution

  1. subway
  2. museum
  3. making
  4. components
  5. commercial
  6. willful
  7. totally

Original Text

Ok, it seems a very formal, willful gesture, but something derived entirely out of the constraints. And again, when we unveiled it, there was a sort of nervousness that this was about an architect making a statement, not an architect who was attempting to solve a series of problems. Now, within that center zone, as I said, we have the ability to mix a series of things. So here, this is sort of an x-ray — the towers are totally developer-driven. They told us the dimensions, the sizes and so forth, and we focused on taking all the public components — the lobbies, the bars — everything that different commercial elements would have, and combined it in the center, in the sort of subway map, in the transfer zone that would also include the contemporary art museum.

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Important Words

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