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Walker Reid Strategies, Inc. announces the launch of a new division providing outsourcing engineering services

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Walker Reid Strategies, Inc. is proud to announce the launch of a new division that provides outsourcing engineering services. The division will support MEP firms, architects, engineers, ESCOS, and LEED professionals by supplementing labor shortages and reducing costs through energy modeling, BIM, and code compliance services.

Ruben Abreu P.E. CEM, GBE, VP of the Engineering Division at Walker Reid Strategies, Inc., stated, "Walker Reid has a strong history of utilizing technology, AI, and bots to help CPA firms and specialty tax firms with their energy tax incentive work. We are excited to bring our expertise to a new market and help our clients meet their engineering needs."

With this new division, Walker Reid Strategies, Inc. continues to demonstrate its commitment to leveraging technology and innovation to meet the needs of its clients.

For more information about Walker Reid Strategies, Inc., please visit:

Walker Reid Strategies, Inc., 1225 Broken Sound Parkway, Suite C, Boca Raton, FL 33487; 800-662-1793;

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ZenTek Consultants Becomes an Autodesk Service Provider

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- ZenTek Consultants, a leading consulting firm that provides services and training for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction companies, is excited to announce it has joined the Autodesk Service Provider program.

As a specialist partner in this program, ZenTek can help AEC firms optimize their workflows, standards, and finally realize the full potential of their Autodesk technologies.

"ZenTek has decades of experience helping design firms optimize their tech, to make them more efficient and land more work," said James Coppinger, Principal at ZenTek Consultants. "By partnering with Autodesk in a way where we focus on client success, instead of selling more software, we can have a real positive impact on our client's bottom line."

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About ZenTek Consultants:

Our mission is to help clients build their business for the future. From preliminary planning through final implementation, ZenTek brings years of technical experience to help Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Manufacturing firms make best use of the technology they already own by developing, customizing, and implementing the software and workflow processes they need to become more profitable. Learn more at

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Manuel Pena: The Under-40 Design Entrepreneur Rising to Success

AVENTURA, Fla. -- Today's competitive global architecture and design space landscape has made it significantly challenging for architects and design experts to gain recognition. However, Manuel Peña has beaten all odds and secured his position as one of the globally renowned entrepreneurs in the architecture industry with his company, Peña Architecture & Engineering Corp.

Peña's entrepreneurial skills and mindset led him to establish a highly talented design and building team successfully. His team is dedicated to transforming their clients' space with utmost attention to detail and precision through state-of-the-art equipment and custom-designed plans. Peña's focus is to create spaces that express their client's requirements and personalities.

Manuel Peña has led his team through multiple construction and development projects all around the globe in numerous disciplines. This under-40 entrepreneurial genius has worked on complex commercial and industrial projects creating spaces that work well together to boost workers' creativity while making them functional with avant-garde design elements.

However, Peña has numerous other achievements under his belt, including architectural planning and designing of residential spaces. Some significant contributions have been made to custom single-family and multi-family homes. Everything is planned thoroughly to create a space tailored to mastery for ultimate comfort and protection, from color schemes to space proportions and textures of different furniture to lighting arrangements.

Manuel's team has also mastered the art of landscaping and providing unparalleled services to clients where every minute detail is planned precisely for perfect execution. The distinguished entrepreneur has climbed the success ladder and built a highly regarded brand for its out-of-the-box ideas and for delivering quality par excellence.

Manuel Peña is a rising talent in the architecture and design space which is moving fast and steadily in becoming the leading brand. An inspiration to many in the field, this young and successful entrepreneur will be the face of the industry soon.

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Design-Build Firm LETTER FOUR Partners with CRISPx for Rebranding

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Design-Build firm LETTER FOUR has collaborated with brand innovation agency CRISPx to revamp their branding and deliver a marketing experience that's perfectly attuned to client needs. Timed in anticipation of LETTER FOUR's 12-year anniversary, this extensive project has included an overhaul of the firm's website, as well as content production geared toward informing clients about the Design-Build process and sharing the team's expertise.

Lauren Adams, Lead Architect and Co-Founder of LETTER FOUR, praised the CRISPx team for the project's successful deployment: "This brand refresh means a lot to LETTER FOUR! We've worked with CRISPx to time the release of our new website and logo with the 12-year anniversary of the creation of the firm and the upcoming opening of our newly purchased office space.

"CRISPx has guided and managed the entire process with us, from creating custom content for us to share with those who would like to learn more about designing and building a custom home, to full website development, launch announcements, and graphic design of our customized content. Working with them has been a dream and they have been and always will be our go-to as we grow our business and provide more offerings to potential clients and partners."

Jeremy Baker, the firm's General Contractor and Co-Founder, also expressed how this rebrand has been a key instrument in reflecting LETTER FOUR's service development: "Over the past 12 years, LETTER FOUR's process has evolved as we've honed in on our key offering of the seamless integration between architecture and construction. Our projects have grown year over year, and how we work with our clients has become more refined.

"We have taken a big leap and decided it was time to refine our image! We knew we needed a partner to guide us through this process and a true partner is what we got with CRISPx. They managed the journey and helped with a new logo (final design by Richard Baird), a new website, marketing materials, ads, custom content, and much more. Their process made it fun and incredibly informative!"

With the new strategies and materials created by CRISPx, LETTER FOUR is empowered to connect with more of LA's residents and communicate the unique value of their renovation and custom home services.

Tony Crisp, the Founder and Strategist behind CRISPx, conveyed great excitement over supporting this mission: "When you first hear the words 'architecture + construction,' you may think 'brains + brawn,' however with the team at LETTER FOUR, you also get 'heart + soul.' The Founders, Lauren and Jeremy, truly care about the people they work with and focus on delivering not only a beautiful house, but also a space where people can feel alive. This sentiment can be seen in the new 'This Is Not A House' ad campaign for LETTER FOUR in Architectural Digest magazine. My team and I, and CRISPx, are honored to have the privilege to help LETTER FOUR craft and bring their brand vision to life."

LETTER FOUR is currently welcoming inquiries from locals looking to create unique and progressive places to call home.

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LETTER FOUR is a full-service architecture and construction firm based in Los Angeles, California. Since its establishment in 2010, the firm has helped homeowners and businesses throughout the region design and build iconic spaces, using a straightforward, intensely collaborative process that keeps clients engaged and informed from start to finish.

About CRISPx:

CRISPx is a brand innovation agency operating out of Newport Beach, California. Founded in 1992, the agency uses the DOSE method(tm), which borrows a little behavioral science, to help your company evaluate your customers' experience, then provide comprehensive marketing solutions to build your brand and grow your business by creating experiences that #evokepositivity. Get started at

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The Hyde Park Homes Tour Showcases Century-Old Homes this October

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Five historic homes and one historic stone chapel, will open their doors for tours during the biennial Hyde Park Historic Homes Tour. The Tour hosted by The Hyde Park Neighborhood Association (HPNA) will be held Saturday, October 1 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

The biennial tour showcases the architectural diversity and unique character of historic Hyde Park, which is nestled in the heart of midtown Kansas City, conveniently located between the Plaza and Crown Center.


* 3341 Campbell Street, a unique modification of a traditional Kansas City Shirtwaist style home. Built in 1904 by the Cowherd Bros., it was at one time owned by Abraham Rheinstrom. After WWII, this home was turned into rooms for rent, but it is now, once again, a single-family home.

* 819 E. 31st Street, is a two story live-work space. The home's first floor is dedicated work and play space and includes the homeowner's office, collector car space, and a golf simulator. The second floor is a soaring modern style space built for entertaining.

* 2 Janssen Place, an Italianate Revival built in 1905 by lumber businessman John Henry Tschudy. Interior woodwork features eleven different woods. The current owners bought the home in 1985 and have done an extensive restoration, for which they received a special Preservation Award from the Historic Kansas City Foundation in 1994. The home has also been featured by Hallmark on holiday cards.

* 4343 Campbell Street, a Kansas City shirtwaist built in 1900. The home was formerly the Rockingham Academy for girls, where Joan Crawford attended and lived from 1919-1922. The home was derelict for decades until recently when it was renovated and restored to its former glory.

* 4346 Harrison Street, a stately 1908 brick home featuring original and unique millwork throughout. The home has been renovated and features a large kitchen with wraparound island and a third floor primary bedroom suite.

* 3801 Gillham Road, Pilgrim Chapel and its parsonage house were built in 1941 and 1942. The structure is stone with exposed stone interior walls and timber trusses.

Climate-controlled shuttle buses transport visitors to each stop on the Saturday tour.

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To purchase tour tickets, priced from $15 to $20, visit the tour's Eventbrite page at

"When you visit Hyde Park, the personality of the homes and the people who live in them show our neighborhood spirit," said Angie Splittgerber, HPNA's president. "We are constantly evolving as a community, and yet, we are anchored by the desire to preserve these amazing historic homes."

In 2013, the Historic Kansas City Foundation recognized The Hyde Park Homes Tour with a Community Catalyst Preservation Award for the contribution the Tour made to the reinvestment and revitalization of a historic neighborhood. The HPNA is a 501 (c)3 not for profit corporation.

This project is supported in part by the City of Kansas City, Missouri Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund.

More about Hyde Park, Kansas City, Missouri

The Hyde Park Neighborhood Association (HPNA), P.O. Box 32551, Kansas City, MO 64171

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Currie Sowards Aguila Architects Announces New Principals

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- Currie Sowards Aguila Architects ( recently announced the appointment of two new Principals, Keith Beal and Jose "JJ" Jaramillo, AIA, LEED AP. Seasoned professionals active in the South Florida region for nearly three decades, Beal and Jaramillo joined the award-winning firm in 2017 as Senior Project Managers and quickly impressed the lead Principals with their creativity, technical skills and leadership qualities.

"This is a very exciting time for the firm as we continue to build CSAA based upon the core values of design excellence and service which have defined our reputation for over 50 years," said Jess Sowards, AIA and CSAA Principal. "We are proud to include Keith and JJ as trusted stewards of our firm and look forward to their continued contribution to the growth of our portfolio."

Keith Beal has 29 years of project experience in restaurant design and general construction, in addition to having a strong background in advanced computer skills including work in 3-D environments. During his tenure with CSAA, he has been focused on key projects including the Monroe County Courthouse and the Delray Beach Hampton Inn.

Jose "JJ" Jaramillo has 24 years of project experience designing buildings in both the public and private sectors of varied size and scope including a significant portfolio of office/industrial/warehouse projects. He is the Senior Project Manager for the Maltz Jupiter Theatre renovation project and the St. Gregory's Church Master Plan.

"Watching employees ascend to the ownership level is very satisfying," stated Jose Aguila, AIA and CSAA Principal. "Jess and I feel very fortunate to have such a dedicated and talented team to work with as we expand the firm's legacy."

About CSAA:

Established in 1969, Currie Sowards Aguila Architects (CSAA) is a visionary firm, having designed and master-planned public and private projects throughout South Florida including the catalyst of the city of Delray Beach's revitalization, the Old School Square Cultural Arts Complex. A drive, walk, or bike through communities around the tri-county region and the Florida Keys offers a snapshot of the firm's architectural portfolio including civic centers, fire rescue stations, parks, community clubhouses, hotels, restaurants and theatres. These projects are the cornerstone of the organization, where creating special and sustainable public spaces and venues for the community's enjoyment, coupled with functional and fiscally sound design, remains their first priority.

CSAA has been recognized for more than fifty years as a highly respected team of professionals, whose vision for communities continues to serve as the inspiration of their practice. Honored with more than 65 building and planning design awards, in 2000, CSAA was presented with the Firm of the Year Award by the Florida American Institute of Architects. But beyond these accolades, what has defined the firm's legacy is the contribution CSAA has made within the local community, "giving back, by design and service."

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Old Newsday Site Readies for Re-development into LEED-Certified Warehouse and Distribution Center

AMITYVILLE, N.Y. -- Art-Of-Form Architectural Services, PLLC, (AOF) a commercial, award-winning architectural firm, announces it's working with Hartz Mountain Industries to re-develop the old, vacated Newsday site. The project will include the design and development of two buildings that will be designated for industrial use.

Hartz Mountain plans to demolish the site's existing, approximately 400,000 square-foot building and construct two new buildings that would total nearly 1 million square feet. The buildings will be occupied as multi-tenant industrial, warehousing and distribution spaces.

Hartz Mountain is working with the Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency (IDA), which gave preliminary approval on more than $16.8 million in tax breaks to assist the company in redeveloping the site.

The site and buildings will be environmentally eco-friendly and LEED certified with a vast roof-mounted solar array. The solar array will generate an enormous amount of power. Height will be a huge feature with interior clearances in the range of 45 feet.

"The height alone distinguishes it from most industrial facilities in New York City and Long Island," Ray Caliendo, AIA, ASID, founding principal of AOF says. "Most other spaces allotted for this type of use don't come close to this height availability."

And, there's a high demand for warehousing and distribution space in the area, so this influx of quality space will significantly benefit many businesses and residents in the surrounding area. Project completion is estimated sometime in 2021 and is predicted to add 800 jobs with an annual payroll of $32 million to the region.

Mark Searage, co-principal, AOF, says that Hartz hired AOF because they wanted a "boots on the ground architect" that was highly experienced in commercial and industrial design and knew the locale and marketplace.

"Our history with such redevelopment and repurposing projects includes more than 2 million square feet of new or repurposed space at the former Northrop Grumman site in Bethpage, N.Y.," Searage says.

"We're extremely excited to represent Hartz Mountain in their initial development efforts on Long Island," Searage says. "There's no question that this is the right combination of capable and willing developer working in concert with a highly experienced architect to create a project unique to this locale."

AOF senior architect, Michael Brandt was instrumental in forging the relationship between Hartz Mountain and AOF.

AOF project manager, Rich Muesch and marketing director, Shari Goldberg are all excited to be on board with this project.

About Art-Of-Form Architectural Services

Art-Of-Form Architectural Services, PLLC is a commercial, award-winning architectural firm located in Amityville, N.Y.

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About Hartz Mountain Industries

Headquartered in Secaucus, N.J., Hartz Mountain is a real estate acquisition, development and management firm that owns and operates more than 250 buildings in the New York and New Jersey.

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Legacy Global Development Engages Zurcher Arquitectos to Design New Beach Club at Orchid Bay, Belize

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Legacy Global Development today announced it has retained Zurcher Arquitectos to design the Beach Club at its Orchid Bay, Belize property. Construction on the new Beach Club will commence in the near future and is being designed to meet luxury hotel standards.

Zurcher Arquitectos is the leading architect in Latin America, having worked with prestigious hospitality brands such as Four Seasons, JW Marriott, Rosewood, St. Regis, and Hyatt.

The Beach Club at Orchid Bay, Belize will offer deluxe amenities including multiple swimming pools, a gym, restaurant, bar, lounging decks, private beach access, and parking for vehicles and golf carts. The new buildings will provide a total of 7,700 square feet where community members can socialize, swim, workout, dine, and more.

"We're incredibly excited to start construction on the Beach Club at Orchid Bay. Having already worked with Zurcher Arquitectos on other Orchid Bay projects, we have full confidence that this lavish club and its many offerings will completely transform our community," said Chris Williams, CEO of Legacy Global Development. "With the addition of the new Beach Club, it becomes yet another venue to create lasting memories with family and friends in a beachfront paradise setting."

Zurcher Arquitectos was founded in 1978 by current President, Ronald Zurcher, the world-renowned architect behind many notable, luxury hospitality projects throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. The firm was previously hired by Legacy Global Development to handle the architecture and interior design for Orchid Bay's Tower C Beachfront Condos.

"My team and I are always excited to work with Orchid Bay and create spectacular structures that combine innovative design and social responsibility with the development's natural surroundings," said Ronald Zurcher. "We're now putting the finishing touches on the design plans and can't wait to break ground and see our stunning ideas for the Beach Club come to life."

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About Orchid Bay, Belize:

Located in northern Belize and developed by Legacy Global Development, Orchid Bay is a gated, master-planned community situated on a 114-acre site in the Bay of Chetumal. It combines North American comforts with a spectacular Caribbean setting. The development was influenced by innovations in community design that reveal small-town accessibility, connectivity, and convenience - all with respect to the natural environment. The master plan calls for a series of canals and basins for easy navigation around the community, first world infrastructure, and 10 percent green space set aside.

Buyers have many types of homes to choose from as the community is comprised of Beachfront Condominiums, Casitas, Waterway Villas, Bungalows, and home sites and lots where Orchid Bay homebuyers can build their own custom home. On-site amenities include the Tradewinds Beach Club and Restaurant, as well as a grocery store and medical clinic, both of which will are projected to open in the future. Orchid Bay offers many activities and tours for its residents, all with easy access to the best of Belize.

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Top Atlanta Realtor Debra Johnston Offers a Custom-Built Buckhead Residence by Renowned Architects Pak Hedyt

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Debra Johnston of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties offers a celebration of traditional craftsmanship and contemporary styling property in an exclusive Buckhead estate neighborhood offered for $2.5 Million.

Nestled at the end of a majestic, tree-lined cul-de-sac, this custom-built residence by renowned architects Pak Heydt, rises up dramatically from within the lush deciduous tapestry which encircles it boasting a fusion of stately European French Provincial that meets modern day design. Promising to be a resort style paradise, with a vast, infinity edge pool offering alfresco allure, it's perched behind manicured hedges and sleek gates and sits on a sprawling 2.36 acre estate.

Presenting with 10,500 square feet of flawless fittings and fixtures, including 7 bedrooms, 7 bathroom, 5 Francois & Co limestone fireplaces, pristine Herringbone inlay hardwood floors, large scale rooms and interiors, this heritage haven is the epitome of elegance and grace.

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The kitchen is a smorgasbord to your senses and has been exceptionally designed to ensure it's both a serene space for families to gather, as well as offer the finest facilities when entertaining. Showcased by custom Bell cabinetry, a large stone center island, and acclaimed appliances, this eat-in space opens to a vaulted family room. Infused with sunlight and featuring a limestone fireplace, you can choose to unplug and unwind in this sanctuary, or retreat to the formal living room which oozes classic glamor and opens up to the terrace via triple French Doors. A decadent dining room is also draped in luxury and accented by grand floor to ceiling windows and hardwood floors. The lower level will have you embrace your inner child with a sprawling rec room with fireplace, stone floors, and a bar that offers an abundance of space for family and friends to relax or reinvigorate. It also opens out onto the pool terrace where two covered loggias also await.

Presenting with seven king sized bedrooms, two reside on the main level, three on the upper level, and the final two on the lower level. The master suite, in particular, will delight. Set under soaring ceilings, with another limestone fireplace taking pride of place, it's a warm, wonderful spot which is flooded with sunshine where you'll relish retreating to at the day's end. It's also complemented by two dressing rooms, a study, and a sumptuous master bathroom with a classic claw foot tub, his and hers vanities, and a walk-in shower. The remaining six and a half bathrooms are all exquisitely finished, with one more full bath and half bath on the main floor, three upstairs, and two on the lower level.

For resort style living, where every day feels like a holiday, there is simply nothing to compare to the alfresco area which adorns this property. A vast, infinity edge pool is front and center, flanked by waterfalls and is heated for your year-round enjoyment. Here, sit back as the soft evening night casts a glow upon the terrace and pool, or soak up the long summer days with a refreshing dip in the pool which overlooks your vast backyard.

Additional superior features include an executive library with bold wood paneled walls, solid doors and windows throughout, an elevator shaft, two staircases, 4-car garage, and gated residence with ample parking.

Located in a prestigious zip code, you'll benefit from the best of both worlds: a surplus of seclusion yet still be close to the finest restaurants, schools, and shops of Buckhead. You're invited to take a sneak peak of this spectacular home and property via this link:

About Debra Johnston:

Debra Johnston is one of Atlanta's top luxury agents with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties and is a current Chairman Circle Diamond member that was awarded the Top 5 individual agent in Atlanta in 2017. In 2019, Debra became a member of the SportStar Relocation network for Atlanta. She continues to surpass client expectations as demonstrated in her sales volume performance year over year serving her extensive clientele network which includes music and film industry, athletes, Fortune 500 executives, and entrepreneurs. Her exceptional marketing consists of superb photography and video production as well as a prominent internet exposure that translates into maximum exposure for her clients.

She is known for her genuine enthusiasm for luxury real estate and for her excellent professionalism providing top customer service. With over fifteen years of experience in the luxury market, Debra is a leader in the real estate field and consistently delivers uncompromising professionalism and ultimately a positive experience for her clients. Representing clients from Los Angeles to New York to Miami, Debra continues to surpass the luxury real estate competition in Atlanta while delivering exceptional service each and every time.

To find out more about the opportunity to own Atlanta's premier luxury properties, please view Debra Johnston's video page at:

Debra Johnston - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices GA Properties
Address: 3500 Lenox Road NE #300, Atlanta, GA 30326, United States
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Author of Thriller ‘The Gaspar Triangle’ Designs New Iconic Structure for Tampa Bay

TAMPA, Fla. -- During his research for the Tampa Bay based thriller novel, "The Gaspar Triangle," author T. Michael Cross came across many historical sites in and around West Florida but came away feeling something was missing. The city of Tampa is currently deep in a multi-billion-dollar expansion including condos, hotels and office space, along with retail and entertainment venues. Amongst these new projects, he felt there lacked an iconic structure.

A feature that would make Tampa's skyline immediately recognizable like Seattle, Dallas, Toronto, and Paris, just to name a few. "I recall many occasions watching locally televised events showing aerial shots of downtown Tampa and unless you lived here, or were familiar with the city, you wouldn't necessarily know where the event was held," said Mr. Cross.

This was something that sat in the back of his mind and he wondered if one would ever emerge.

Not intending to be the one that could potentially create such a structure, the inspiration came one day from a passing glance at the cover of his novel. In the corner was an image of an antique compass and the idea exploded from there.

One thing he did notice during those televised events was, that while you would see some of the best elements of Tampa Bay, they would focus on three main areas: Historic Ybor City, the stunning building of the old Tampa Bay Hotel, now the University of Tampa, and the beautiful beaches and waterways. Also focusing on these elements Mr. Cross designed what he calls "The Tampa Tower."

At over six hundred feet tall, the Tampa Tower would stand high over the Tampa skyline. The observation deck, designed in the shape of an enclosed antique compass, represents the maritime history of Tampa Bay and its waterways allowing 360-degree views of the area. Educational displays filled with pertinent and historical information would be placed around the space highlighting areas of interest that can be viewed through the large panoramic windows.

Another great feature of the observation deck are the glass panels mounted within the floor which may give some visitors a moment's pause before taking a step. The Moorish themed minaret at the top of the tower is modeled after the former Tampa Bay Hotel, along with the brick-covered main column housing the high-speed elevators.

"The base of the tower was inspired by the Centro Espanol building in the heart of historic Ybor City," adds Cross. "Within this space would be shops, restaurants, bars and event venues. Perhaps one day a structure like this would make the great city of Tampa as easily recognizable as any other great city around the world."

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