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Reflections on glass, so to speak

The first thing I noticed about Vancouver’s fairly modern downtown was that the buildings make extensive use of glass. From high-rise condo balconies to naturally lit public transport walkways to towering mall pathways, glass is everywhere, sleek and reflective and … Continue reading

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Real estate control, or, beware the gated community!

From a breezy New York Times article from yesterday (3/14/12) showcasing a condo in Macau (emphasis mine): “Last June, rising prices prompted the government to pass a special stamp duty to prevent the purchase of a home with the intent … Continue reading

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