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Ground-breaking begins

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Ground-breaking began earlier this month for Foster and Partner's £10.9 million library (above) for the Faculty of Philology at the Berlin Free University. The fivestorey, 6,300m 2building is to be clad in a double-glass skin and aluminium panels.The roof will be covered in vegetation. The building is part of a wider £31.7 million campus redevelopment, and is due to be completed in 2003.

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