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Five things to do today - 14 January

Special effects - Barack the builder - 44 places - two helpings of French architecture

Special effects
Enjoy Den of Geek's list of the top 50 movie special effects shots. From Metropolis to Cloverfield, via Blade Runner, architecture features heavily.

Barack the builder
See Barack Obama confirm his place as the architect's president as he praises The Death and Life of Great American Cities in this BeyondDC video.

44 places
Let the New York Times show you to the 44 places to go in 2009, which feature 'sublime landscapes, cutting-edge art, gala music festivals, and stylish new resorts'.

French architecture pt 1
See Jakob+MacFarlane's work on the Docks of Paris, with its 'external skin that is inspired primarily by the flux of the Seine', then...

French architecture pt 2
...Admire Jean Nouvel's Les Bains des Docks aquatic centre in Le Havre.

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