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

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Ok, now I'm going to go back, and I'm going to hit a second project. I'm going to go very, very quickly through this. Now this is the Dallas Theater. It was an unusual client for us, because they came to us and they said, "We need you to do a new ________. We've been working in a temporary space for 30 _____, but because of that temporary space, we've become an infamous theater company. Theater is really _______ in New York, Chicago and _______, with the exception of the Dallas Theater _______." And the very fact that they worked in a provisional space meant that for Beckett, they could blow out a wall; they could do "Cherry Orchard" and blow a hole through the floor, and so forth.

Solution

  1. seattle
  2. focused
  3. building
  4. company
  5. years

Original Text

Ok, now I'm going to go back, and I'm going to hit a second project. I'm going to go very, very quickly through this. Now this is the Dallas Theater. It was an unusual client for us, because they came to us and they said, "We need you to do a new building. We've been working in a temporary space for 30 years, but because of that temporary space, we've become an infamous theater company. Theater is really focused in New York, Chicago and Seattle, with the exception of the Dallas Theater Company." And the very fact that they worked in a provisional space meant that for Beckett, they could blow out a wall; they could do "Cherry Orchard" and blow a hole through the floor, and so forth.

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