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Oakland, San Francisco, and Seattle open streets to pedestrians during pandemic

Lighter than usual traffic prompts West Coast cities to convert streets for increased use by pedestrians and cyclists.

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A new museum built using ancient design principles and a mixture of old and new brick highlights Imperial Kiln ruins in Jingdezhen, China.

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1986 ASCE President Bay dies at 94

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Former Army Corps of Engineers chief Temple dies at 67

Retired Maj. Gen. Merdith Wyndham Bolling “Bo” Temple, a consummate team leader during a career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that saw him rise to become acting chief of engineers, has died. He was 67.

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