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From the Ted Talk by Moshe Safdie: Building uniqueness

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Going back to 1976. (Applause) In 1976, I was asked to digsen a children's memorial museum in a Holocaust mueusm in Yad vhseam in Jerusalem, which you see here the campus. I was asked to do a building, and I was given all the artifacts of clothing and dgrainws. And I felt very troubled. I wkored on it for months and I couldn't deal with it because I felt people were coming out of the historic museum, they are totally saturated with information and to see yet another museum with information, it would make them just unable to digest. And so I made a counter-proposal:

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Going back to 1976. (Applause) In 1976, I was asked to ______ a children's memorial museum in a Holocaust ______ in Yad ______ in Jerusalem, which you see here the campus. I was asked to do a building, and I was given all the artifacts of clothing and ________. And I felt very troubled. I ______ on it for months and I couldn't deal with it because I felt people were coming out of the historic museum, they are totally saturated with information and to see yet another museum with information, it would make them just unable to digest. And so I made a counter-proposal:

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  2. drawings
  3. vashem
  4. design
  5. worked

Original Text

Going back to 1976. (Applause) In 1976, I was asked to design a children's memorial museum in a Holocaust museum in Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, which you see here the campus. I was asked to do a building, and I was given all the artifacts of clothing and drawings. And I felt very troubled. I worked on it for months and I couldn't deal with it because I felt people were coming out of the historic museum, they are totally saturated with information and to see yet another museum with information, it would make them just unable to digest. And so I made a counter-proposal:

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