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

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So it was a very daunting task for us to do a brand-new building that could be a pristine binluidg, but keep this kind of experimental nature. And the second is, they were what we call a multi-form theater, they do different kinds of performances in repertory. So they in the morning will do something in arena, then they'll do something in porcsienum and so forth. And so they needed to be able to quickly transform between different theater organizations, and for operational budget reasons, this actually no longer happens in pttery much any multi-form theater in the United steats, so we needed to fiurge out a way to overcome that.

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So it was a very daunting task for us to do a brand-new building that could be a pristine ________, but keep this kind of experimental nature. And the second is, they were what we call a multi-form theater, they do different kinds of performances in repertory. So they in the morning will do something in arena, then they'll do something in __________ and so forth. And so they needed to be able to quickly transform between different theater organizations, and for operational budget reasons, this actually no longer happens in ______ much any multi-form theater in the United ______, so we needed to ______ out a way to overcome that.

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  1. states
  2. figure
  3. pretty
  4. proscenium
  5. building

Original Text

So it was a very daunting task for us to do a brand-new building that could be a pristine building, but keep this kind of experimental nature. And the second is, they were what we call a multi-form theater, they do different kinds of performances in repertory. So they in the morning will do something in arena, then they'll do something in proscenium and so forth. And so they needed to be able to quickly transform between different theater organizations, and for operational budget reasons, this actually no longer happens in pretty much any multi-form theater in the United States, so we needed to figure out a way to overcome that.

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