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From the Ted Talk by Moshe Safdie: Building uniqueness

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And so the process began and they said, "You can't put it all on an island; some of it has to be on the mainland because we don't want to turn our back to the community." And there emerged a design: the galleries sort of forming an island and you could walk through them or on the roof. And there were all kinds of exciting features: you could come in through the landside buildings, walk through the gellriaes into playgrounds in the landscape. If you were cheap you could walk on top of a bdrgie to the roof, peek in the ehbitxis and then get totally seduced, come back and pay the five dollars admission. (luaehgtr) And the client was hppay — well, sort of happy because we were four miiolln dollars over the budget, but essentially happy.

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And so the process began and they said, "You can't put it all on an island; some of it has to be on the mainland because we don't want to turn our back to the community." And there emerged a design: the galleries sort of forming an island and you could walk through them or on the roof. And there were all kinds of exciting features: you could come in through the landside buildings, walk through the _________ into playgrounds in the landscape. If you were cheap you could walk on top of a ______ to the roof, peek in the ________ and then get totally seduced, come back and pay the five dollars admission. (________) And the client was _____ — well, sort of happy because we were four _______ dollars over the budget, but essentially happy.

Solution

  1. bridge
  2. exhibits
  3. galleries
  4. million
  5. happy
  6. laughter

Original Text

And so the process began and they said, "You can't put it all on an island; some of it has to be on the mainland because we don't want to turn our back to the community." And there emerged a design: the galleries sort of forming an island and you could walk through them or on the roof. And there were all kinds of exciting features: you could come in through the landside buildings, walk through the galleries into playgrounds in the landscape. If you were cheap you could walk on top of a bridge to the roof, peek in the exhibits and then get totally seduced, come back and pay the five dollars admission. (Laughter) And the client was happy — well, sort of happy because we were four million dollars over the budget, but essentially happy.

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Important Words

  1. admission
  2. began
  3. bridge
  4. budget
  5. buildings
  6. cheap
  7. client
  8. community
  9. dollars
  10. emerged
  11. essentially
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  13. exhibits
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  15. galleries
  16. happy
  17. island
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  20. landside
  21. laughter
  22. mainland
  23. million
  24. pay
  25. peek
  26. playgrounds
  27. process
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  29. roof
  30. seduced
  31. sort
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  35. walk