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CLASS OF ’74 Nurturing Nature in Our Cities “Human survival and the survival of life on earth depend upon adapting ourselves and our landscapes—cities, buildings, gardens, roadways, rivers, fields, forests—in new, life-sustaining ways,” warns Dr. Anne Whiston Spirn GLA’74. Continued...

CLASS OF ’76 “Boy, Did I Show Them” At first John Palko W’76 ignored the pins-and-needles feeling in his fingertip. He was too busy with his career as a warehouse designer to be bothered by it. But when his fingertip started to turn blue, he decided he had better go see the doctor. Continued...

CLASS OF ’64 Consistently Right About Enron Ask John Olson C’64 WG’66 what it was like being publicly skeptical of the Enron Corporation in a city like Houston, and he replies: “Well, let’s say that it’s a little bit of a wilderness when you’re out there alone.” Continued...

 

 

 


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CLASS OF ’74

Smoke on the Water: A New Year’s Day blaze at the newly restored Fairmount Water Works has delayed the opening of an interpretive center and restaurant at the site, but plans are still underway to turn the 200-year-old Schuylkill River landmark into a tourist attraction, according to Philadelphia Water Department spokesman Ed Grusheski G’74, a key player in the project [“Rebirth on the River,” January/February 2000]. A recent engineer’s report showed the damage was not as extensive as had been initially feared, and Grusheski expects the center to open in the fall.