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The Spiral Jetty Encyclo: Exploring Robert Smithson’s Earthwork though Time and Place, Hikmet Sidney Loe, 2017
We’ve long said and believed that the Spiral Jetty is a point of embarkation, not a terminus. It is a reason to go somewhere you would otherwise likely not, even putting the smelly, hot/cold, dry, remote northern arm of the Great Salt Lake on the top of many bucket lists.
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There is Something About Nevada

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The Most/Least Urban State
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TO THINK THAT A CITY stops at the edge of its statistical metropolitan area, or its flood control ramparts, disregards the fact that most of what makes and sustains a city actually comes from somewhere else. The whole nation is, in a sense, a continuous urban space.
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Desert Research Station Report

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Still Here, Despite the Odds and Oddities
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5164 Hinkley: Not quite dead yet. CLUI photo

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Wendover Report

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From the CLUI Outpost in the Bonneville Basin
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5159 University group visiting the CLUI Orientation Building in Wendover. Photo by Hikmet Loe

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A Hole in the Heart of Screenland

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Final Steps Take Culver City to the Next Level
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5158 The big hole in the middle of Culver City’s downtown redevelopment just got bigger: over the next year, the empty lot will become a new pile of architecture called the Culver Steps (just a few steps away from the Center’s headquarters). But first they are digging a hole (for burying cars in an underground parking structure). CLUI photo
THE FINAL HOLE IN THE downtown development plan for Culver City, an empty lot known as Parcel B, is finally being filled.
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Interpreting the American Bottom

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CLUI Field Unit Opens in Granite City
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5155 The CLUI Field Unit open in Granite City, Illinois. CLUI photo

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Building Big

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The Outer Limits of Enclosure
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5170 Rendering of the Tesla Gigafactory 1, under construction at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center. Tesla image

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Tric of the Trades

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A Silicon Valley Suburb Develops in Nevada
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5179 Exit 32 on Interstate 80, 32 miles east of the California state line, is the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center, a privately owned industrial park outside Reno that covers 167 square miles of land, probably sufficient to support its claim to being “the world’s largest industrial center.” CLUI photo

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Interminable Descent

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Overlooking Water Between LA and Owens Valley
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THE LATEST CLUI EXHIBIT ABOUT about the relationship of the city of Los Angeles and its antipode in the Owens Valley, titled Best Available Control Measures: Aerial Portraits of Owens Lake, included a self-guided tour presented on a touchscreen in the gallery and in a booklet, which people could take with them.
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