Made In The Shade

Shade is rediscovered in Phoenix after half a century of near-death by air conditioning.
September 24, 2004, 5am PDT | Deborah Myerson
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What's the most prized architectural feature in a city that basks in 300 days of sun annually? In Phoenix, whatever casts a shadow. Forgotten or ignored by recent generations that have grown accustomed to the ubiquity of air conditioning, architects and planners are now recognizing shade as a solution to the city's heat island problem.

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Published on Wednesday, September 22, 2004 in The Arizona Republic
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