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"From the Ted Talk by Iwan Baan: Ingenious homes in unexpected places"

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Within the tower, peploe have come up with all stros of solutions in response to the various needs which arise from living in an unfinished tower. With no elevators, the tower is like a 45-story wakulp. dnegiesd in very specific ways by this group of people who haven't had any education in architecture or design. And with each inhabitant fninidg their own uuqnie way of coming by, this tower becomes like a living city, a place which is alive with micro-economies and small businesses. The inventive inhabitants, for instance, find opportunities in the most unexpected cases, like the adjacent parking gragae, which has been reclaimed as a taxi route to shuttle the ibiathnatns up through the ramps in order to shorten the hike up to the apartments.

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Within the tower, ______ have come up with all _____ of solutions in response to the various needs which arise from living in an unfinished tower. With no elevators, the tower is like a 45-story ______. ________ in very specific ways by this group of people who haven't had any education in architecture or design. And with each inhabitant _______ their own ______ way of coming by, this tower becomes like a living city, a place which is alive with micro-economies and small businesses. The inventive inhabitants, for instance, find opportunities in the most unexpected cases, like the adjacent parking ______, which has been reclaimed as a taxi route to shuttle the ___________ up through the ramps in order to shorten the hike up to the apartments.

Solution

  1. garage
  2. unique
  3. walkup
  4. sorts
  5. finding
  6. inhabitants
  7. people
  8. designed

Original Text

Within the tower, people have come up with all sorts of solutions in response to the various needs which arise from living in an unfinished tower. With no elevators, the tower is like a 45-story walkup. Designed in very specific ways by this group of people who haven't had any education in architecture or design. And with each inhabitant finding their own unique way of coming by, this tower becomes like a living city, a place which is alive with micro-economies and small businesses. The inventive inhabitants, for instance, find opportunities in the most unexpected cases, like the adjacent parking garage, which has been reclaimed as a taxi route to shuttle the inhabitants up through the ramps in order to shorten the hike up to the apartments.

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Important Words

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