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Last summer, the Clark Art Institute held an exhibition entitled “Unearthed.” The main attraction of the exhibition was a 5th Century, Chinese sarcophagus, built for Song Shaozu. The tomb was uncovered in the northern city of Datong by workers constructing dorms at a local college. Found fully intact and built in the style of the dwellings typical for the 5th Century, the tomb is a representation of what an ancient Chinese home looked like.
This year Allegrone Construction is honored to have received the Preservation Massachusetts Tsongas award under the category of Construction Planning.
The Preservation Massachusetts Tsongas Award, which took place on May 1, 2013 in Boston, MA, is to “recognize and celebrate the efforts and accomplishments of those individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to preserving the Commonwealth’s historic resources.
Facebook’s huge addition to their headquarters in Menlo Park California is complete with a full-on green roof. However this green roof is no ordinary green roof. Designed by starchitect Frank Gehry, it is more park-like (spanning some 400,000 square feet), complete with oak trees, walking trail and café kiosks.
As Mayor Ruberto took a look back at his 8 years in office, one of his greatest successes was the renovation and restoration of the Beacon Cinema center on North Street in Pittsfield.
Read the full article below as Mayor Ruberto reflects on his four consecutive two-year terms as Pittsfield’s Mayor and his substantial efforts towards the revitalization of downtown Pittsfield.
At Berkshire Bank in Lenox, changes are being made to give the customers a more efficient and personal experience when they step inside to do their personal banking. Eliminating teller lines, the new concept offers speedier transactions, better accuracy and more personalized service.
Unlike a traditional bank, the layout is more open with a pod concept separated by partitions for privacy. The Lenox branch has received positive feedback from customers. According to Lenox Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Ralph Petillo, the Lenox branch was a great fit to launch the new teller configuration as the town has been a ‘stabilizing force’ for the economy in a time of economic downturn.
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