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From the Ted Talk by Moshe Safdie: How to reinvent the apartment building

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And I want to touch on one more _____, which is the design of the public realm. A hundred years after we've begun ________ with tall buildings, we are yet to understand how the tall high-rise building becomes a building block in making a city, in creating the public realm. In _________, we had an opportunity: 10 _______ ______ feet, extremely high density. Taking the concept of outdoor and indoor, promenades and parks integrated with intense urban life. So they are outdoor spaces and indoor ______, and you move from one to the other, and there is contact with nature, and most relevantly, at every level of the structure, ______ gardens and open space: on the roof of the podium, ________ up the towers, and _______ on the roof, the sky park, two and a half acres, jogging paths, ___________, and the world's longest swimming pool. And that's all I can tell you in five minutes.

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Original Text

And I want to touch on one more issue, which is the design of the public realm. A hundred years after we've begun building with tall buildings, we are yet to understand how the tall high-rise building becomes a building block in making a city, in creating the public realm. In Singapore, we had an opportunity: 10 million square feet, extremely high density. Taking the concept of outdoor and indoor, promenades and parks integrated with intense urban life. So they are outdoor spaces and indoor spaces, and you move from one to the other, and there is contact with nature, and most relevantly, at every level of the structure, public gardens and open space: on the roof of the podium, climbing up the towers, and finally on the roof, the sky park, two and a half acres, jogging paths, restaurants, and the world's longest swimming pool. And that's all I can tell you in five minutes.

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