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March 22, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Driven by the worst recession in a decade, thousands of slum dwellers have invaded vacant apartments across Rio de Janeiro, raising fears of an urban battle between rich and poor in Brazil's tourist capital. On Sunday, 5,000 shantytown residents occupied 980 apartments at the vacant Rio das Pedras condominium on Rio's outskirts and pledged to stay despite a court order to leave. A score of smaller invasions have taken place in recent days.
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March 22, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Driven by the worst recession in a decade, thousands of slum dwellers have invaded vacant apartments across Rio de Janeiro, raising fears of an urban battle between rich and poor in Brazil's tourist capital. On Sunday, 5,000 shantytown residents occupied 980 apartments at the vacant Rio das Pedras condominium on Rio's outskirts and pledged to stay despite a court order to leave. A score of smaller invasions have taken place in recent days.
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December 12, 2010 | By Geraldine Baum, Los Angeles Times
Until a few years ago, the architects who won the commission to design Eli Broad's downtown Los Angeles museum were known for anything but the standard practice of architecture. Elizabeth Diller and Rick Scofidio, who are married, were more interested in being artists than architects, in running a small practice out of their Lower East Side loft ? even allowing the FedEx man to use their bathroom. They collaborated on theater performances, media shows and museum installations, and, for a long time, were best known for a banana-shaped house that was never built and a temporary pavilion on a Swiss lake that spewed fog. They once set up 2,400 orange traffic cones for 24 hours in Manhattan's Columbus Circle to understand driving patterns.
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