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2011-06-01 09:05:00

CHICAGO, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DePaul University will break ground today for a new Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects-designed building for The Theatre School that will put the full theater experience -- from production to performance -- on view for the neighborhood and theater-goers. Opening in 2013, the building will provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse into one of the country's top professional theater training programs and will be a gateway to the Lincoln Park campus. (Photo:...

2011-04-04 08:30:00

HANOI, Vietnam, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects will design a new headquarters for Vietnam's national oil and gas company, creating a landmark development in Hanoi. PetroVietnam Construction Joint Stock Corporation, a subsidiary of PetroVietnam Oil and Gas Group, selected the firm following an international competition. The project is expected to break ground by the end of the year. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110404/NE76220 ) "We are honored...

2010-10-28 08:30:00

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Ground was broken Thursday for Vietcombank Tower, the Ho Chi Minh City headquarters of Vietcombank and Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects' first building in Vietnam. Officials from the firm, Vietcombank, and the bank's development partners joined local dignitaries for the occasion. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101028/NE89772 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101028/NE89772 ) Vietcombank Tower expands the bank's presence...

2009-12-18 09:10:00

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Located at the heart of CityCenter, Las Vegas' new 67-acre urban center, ARIA Resort & Casino is the latest work by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. The 4,000-room ARIA is the first hotel-casino designed by the firm, known for such buildings as the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, the International Finance Centre in Hong Kong, and the World Financial Center in New York. The project, opened Dec. 16, is a joint venture between MGM MIRAGE and Infinity...

2009-09-01 18:47:55

A Frenchman whose penchant for climbing tall structures has earned him the nickname Spider-man was jailed Tuesday after scaling an 88-story tower in Malaysia. Robert Alain, 46, used no special equipment to reach the top of the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Bernama reported. He had failed in two previous attempts in 1997 and 2007, the Malaysian news agency said. Alain, wearing a dark T-shirt and jeans, took about two hours to reach his goal about 8 a.m. local time. Police took him into...

2008-09-15 03:00:25

By Johannes Ridu TAN SRI MOHD HASSAN Marican, president and chief executive of Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas), seemed a bit agitated when he met the Press recently to announce the national oil company's 2008 financial results. And who can blame him? For one, everyone, from the man-in-the street to politicians, is berating him for what he terms as `unfair' criticisms following June's sharp hike in fuel pump prices. There were also calls for Petronas to be more `transparent'. Are these...

2008-09-02 00:00:25

By Saw Choo Boon WHEN I first came to work some 40 years ago, my father advised me to join an international company. He told me that it would offer a bright career, respect in the community and a comfortable life. Much has changed 40 years later. While my father was right and the international company I joined did provide me all of the above, the benefits he described are no longer exclusive to international companies. International companies and their people are in no way special. In...

2007-11-19 09:00:00

BEIJING - A daredevil French climber nicknamed "Spiderman" scaled part of a mountain in southern China using only his bare hands, months after he was banned from the country for clambering up Shanghai's tallest building without permission. Alain Robert, known for scaling the world's tallest buildings, climbed 200 meters (656 feet) near the top of Hunan province's Tianmen Mountain without equipment Sunday, the official Xinhua news agency said. Instead of being arrested, this time the climber...

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This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'