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ASHLEYMORGAN PORTFOLIO


Cover image: Gradient Motions, ink on vellum, Fall 2013


ASHLEYMORGAN

PORTFOLIO

MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE + URBAN DESIGN

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS

2010-2013


GRADIENT MOTIONS

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HINGE POINT

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SCHOOL, PLUS +

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DIAPHANOUS LIVING

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INTERSTITIAL LANDSCAPES

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SYSTEMATIC SECTIONS

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MATERIAL ORGANIZATION

REPRESENTATIONS

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SELECTED WORKS


GRADIENT MOTIONS_

PARKING GARAGE + FOREST PARK WELCOME CENTER Critic: Eric Hoffman, Saint Louis, Missouri, Fall 2013 The Forest Park Metro Station is a place in Saint Louis where many qualities of transition are apparent. It falls between the dense grid of the city and the expanse of Forest Park, and it is where the Red Line and the Blue Line of the Metro system converge and then split, as one continues above ground into light and the other below ground into darkness. My project aims to reconcile the many forces in flux here with a program that supports both the Station and the Park, and introduces opportunities for movement between the two. The light condition within the station – a blurred, scattered light resulting from the passing of trains and continuous movement of passengers – will help to create an architecture that is in perpetual motion, and that generates gradients between park and station, above ground and below, light and darkness.


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Metro film stills at one-second intervals

This project began with an interest in learning through drawing how light from a discrete source illuminates a dark space - how it bounces off of surfaces and textures to create different gradients of shadow. Using light, dark,and the gradients in between, I seek to create a scene of simultaneous voices, mixed actions and possible experiences.

Ink on vellum


_material + light studies

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_site collage forest park metro station

STUDY MODELS

polystyrene, aluminum metal mesh, foam core, acrylic


18.00

AA

BB

+18.00

ENTER

SLOPE 1:25

BIKE RENTAL W

M

+00.00

HC

HC

TO DEBALIVIERE AVE.

PARK WELCOME DN 18.00

MECH. +18.00

DN

DN

INFORMATION

18.00

DN

MECH. DN

DN DN

HC

Metro Tickets

HC

HC

SERVICE ELEV.

HC

DROP OFF ZONE

+18.00

SLOPE 1:30

SLOPE 1:50

+18.00

SLOPE 1:12

+14.00

+14.00

E N BRIDG PEDE

STRIA

+18.00

ENTER

+22.00

BB

plan_LEVEL 1

+37.00

SLOPE 1:30

+45.00

+41.00

+41.00

DROP OFF ZONE Metro Tickets

HC

HC

M

Stairs to 2

W

HC

DN

HC

+41.00

DN 18.00

Lobby

MECH.

Lobby DN 18.00

DN

MECH. DN

DN DN

DN

Special Events

FRIDGE

FRIDGE

Prep. Kitchen

D/W

plan_LEVEL 3

Metro Tickets

SLOPE 1:50

+56.00

OPEN TO BELOW

+60.00

DN DN 18.00

MECH. DN 18.00 MECH. DN DN OPEN TO BELOW

+52.00

SLOPE 1:20

+56.00

plan_LEVEL 4 The Forest Park Metro Station is a place where light and dark coexist,

+66.00

due to the program’s need to engage

+SLOPE 1:10

DN DN 18.00

MECH. DN 18.00 MECH. DN DN

in different relationships with the ground - above, in and below.

HC

HC

SLOPE 1:50

+66.00

plan_LEVEL 5

+62.00

+62.00

PLANS

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+25.00

SLOPE 1:30 +29.00

Stairs to 3 Metro Tickets

UP

DN

EXHIBITION SPACE

18.00

MECH.

DN

DN

DN CAFE

+22.00

+18.00

Prep. Kitchen

BALCONY

PLAN_LEVEL TWO


18.00

EXIT ENTER

M

W

SLOPE 1:25

+00.00

HC

E

HC

DN

DN 18.00 MECH. DN

DN

Metro Tickets

SLOPE 1:50

+33.00

+29.00

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Drive

Drive

SECTION AA

Park

Walk

SECTION BB

Park

Walk


SECTION CC

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+64.00 Drive

Park

Walk

+53.00 +49.00

+33.00 +29.00

+14.00 +10.00

TRANSVERSAL SECTION_AA

FOREST PARK PARKWAY


LINDELL AVENUE

~~~Fry-King~~~

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HINGE POINT_MUSEUM FOR THE WORKS OF RICHARD DIEBENKORN

Critic: Robert McCarter, Berkeley, California, Spring 2013

The Forest Park Metro Station is a place in Saint Louis where many qualities of transition are apparent. It falls between the dense grid of the city and the expanse of Forest Park, and it is where the Red Line and the Blue Line of the Metro system converge and then split, as one continues above ground into light and the other below ground into darkness. My project aims to reconcile the many forces in flux here with a program that supports both the Station and the Park, and to introduce opportunities for movement between them. The light condition within the station – a blurred or scattered light resulting from the passing of trains and continuous movement of passengers – will help to create an architecture that is perpetually in flux, and that generates gradients between park and station, above ground and below, light and darkness.

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GALLERIES

GALLERIES

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CIRCULATION

TO

GA RD

EN

LIGHT WELLS

GARDENS

CONSERVATION/CAFE/LIBRARY

SITE PLAN


STUDY MODELS

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SECTION PERSPECTIVES


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LONGITUDINAL SECTION


INTERIOR PERSPECTIVES

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FINAL MODEL 1/16” = 1’-0” chipboard, foam core, acrylic, polystyrene


PLAN_GROUND LEVEL

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PLAN_LEVEL ONE


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SCHOOL, PLUS +

A SCHOOL + PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE FOR VILLA 31, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA Critics: Fabian Llonch, Gerardo Caballero, Gustavo Cardon, Fall 2012

Very often vacant land in the margins of the city is the result of long-term settlements.” Impoverished populations migrating from less developed r dwelling. Many of these settlements, called “villas de emergencia,” are at le structure of the city. This studio addresses the complexity of the Buenos Ai of education in these kinds of environments and acts as a focal point for t


m incomplete processes of use change or obsolescence. These marginal pieces of land have been subject to “spontaneous regions of Argentina and neighboring countries have found a way to enter the urban realm by claiming these lands for east three decades old and have grown in size and density as they progressively become a fixed feature in the urban and social ires urban fabric, and the need for a school in Villa 31, adding a program hybridization that recognizes the many dimensions the neighborhood.

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VILLA 31, Retiro, Buenos Aires


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BRIDGE

SCHOOL

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BRIDGE + SCHOOL

Over the last decade Villa 31 has experienced rapid densification. Today, the settlement grows upwards, as there is no where left for it to sprawl. New structures are stacked on top of each other, even above the level of the highway. This phenomenon has become dangerous for the villa’s inhabitants, as homes are often haphazardly constructed with unsuitable materials. The villa’s vertical growth also means that voids in the villa fabric are hard to find, and open space is virtually non-existent. Along with their need for a school is the villa’s need for open space where students and the community-at-large are able to play, have informal gatherings and recreate. This project aims to address the villa’s need for education, as well as healthier living conditions, and to take a holistic approach to education that concerns both body and mind. A pedestrian bridge that connects the villa to the city center of Buenos Aires is another critical component of the project. Harsh infrastructural boundaries surround Villa 31, isolating it not only politically, socially and economically from the city, but physically as well. Overcoming the physical boundaries between slum and city may be the first step to their integration, and to the Villa 31’s movement out of the margins of society.

CONCEPT

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VILLA DENSITY GROWTH 1930

PROCESS MODELS

1965

1978

2004

2006

2008

2010

2012

Using an existing piece of infrastructure as a host for the school - an abandoned highway offramp - allows for a built addition to the villa without compromising precious open space. Suspending the school from the offramp will allow for the ground below it to be occupied by the community for purposes of recreation and informal gathering.

CONCEPT SLUM DENSITY GROWTH

CONCEPTUAL SKETCH


SITE PLAN

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CIRCULATION SPEEDS AA CC

HALL DE INGRESO 4.00

H 0.00

M

ADMINISTRACION 4.25

vertical access: ramps

vertical access: stairs

bridge across railroad

support + multipurpose rooms

high school classrooms

FAST

OFFICINAS

PROGRAM MULTIUSOS/ TALLER 4.50

BB MULTIUSOS/ TALLER 4.65

MULTIUSOS/ TALLER 6.80

0.00

administration + community workshop space MULTIUSOS/ TALLER 5.00

SITE STRATEGY

BIBLIOTECA 4.00 COCINA 6.00 CAFETERIA 5.00

CC

SALA DE MACHINAS 5.75 AULA ESPECIAL 5.50 LABORATORIO DE CIENCIAS 5.00

weave between highway supports

H M AULA 6.00

AULA 6.00 AULA 6.00 AULA 6.00

PATIO AL AIRE LIBRE 5.00

LOCKERS 6.00

AULA 6.00

AULA 6.00

AULA 6.00

BB

PLAN_LEVEL ONE AA

school footprint

public/ community spaces

SLOW


SECTION PERSPECTIVE

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9.20 m EPDM RIGID INSULATION 5/8” PLYWOOD METAL DECKING METAL FLASHING EPDM

9.00 8.75

5/8” PLYWOOD PLASTER

TOP CHORD STEEL TRUSS

8.00

CONCRETE PANEL ATTACHED TO STEEL

NORTH ELEVATION

GLAZING FINISHED CONCRETE FLOOR ROUGH CONCRETE

5.00

OPEN WEB STEEL JOIST

4.25

TRANSLUSCENT POLYCARBONATE PANEL

SECTION CC WALL SECTION


PRIMARY BEAMS: GIRDERS

SECONDARY BEAMS: JOISTS

LATERAL BRACING: TRUSSES

SUSPENSION: STEEL RODS

STRUCTURAL DIAGRAM

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SECTION AA


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SECTION BB


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DIAPHANOUS LIVING_URBAN HOUSING IN SAINT LOUIS, MISSOURI Critic: Ben Fehrmann, Fall 2010

This studio investigates the contemporary situation of urban housing, determined by the increasingly dominant demands of technology and economics, the inherited typologies of dwelling form, the constantly changing definition of housing as a program, and the unchanging nature of humankind in their dwelling. The studio emphasizes the intertwining of personal and collective identity as students undertake the design of urban housing sites in St. Louis.


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FLOOR LAYOUT 1 ESTCODE

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ED OC TS

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ESTCODE

WASH IN

ESTCODE

GTON

ESTCODE

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FLOOR LAYOUT 2

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ED OC TS E

18TH

STREE

FLOOR LAYOUT 3

ESTCODE

ESTCODE

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ST. C HAR

STREE

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17TH

s 01

VERTICAL CIRCULATION CORE

ESTCODE

GROUND + ROOF LEVELS

FACADE

SITE PLAN


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FLOOR LAYOUT 2, 5, 8

Typical Two Bedroom Unit

Typical One Bedroom Unit

Typical Studio Unit

40' x 35'

30' x 30'

20' x 30'

3, 6

4

UNIT PLANS

FLOOR LAYOUT FLOOR LAYOUT PLAN_ level 2, 5 3, 6 3, 6

PLAN_

FLOOR LAYOUT FLOOR LAYOUT level 3, 6 4, 7 4, 7

PLAN_level 1, 4, 7

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FLOOR LAYOUT 2, 5, 8

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SECTION AA

WEST ELEVATION


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SKYLIGHT

PRIVATE BALCONY

COMMUNITY OUTDOOR SPACE

SECTION BB

NORTH ELEVATION


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INTERSTITIAL LANDSCAPES_MUSEUM OF CRAFT IN THE UFFIZI CORRIDOR

Critic: Zueler Lima, Florence, Italy, Spring 2011

Florence’s unique history is not as a static legacy from the past but a dynamic contemporary phenomenon. This studio responds to one of the world’s most renowned public spaces, the Piazza degli Uffizi, in Florence, Italy, aiming to create a City Museum connecting the plaza and the right bank of the Arno River, and to promote the understanding of the city’s urban and architectural history and mainly its restructuring as a European metropolis in the 21st century. Design is embraced as the interface between architecture, city, and landscape manifested in urban public spaces, and is sensitive to the relationship between cultural and historical heritage and contemporary society through a curatorial project.


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During the reign of Cosimo I [1560-1580], la Piazza degli Uffizi acted as a single link in the chain that connected north and south Florence to its city center. Cosimo designed a continuous network of public spaces and government buildings that moved from the Bargello to the Palazzo Vecchio, the Uffizi, and then across the river Arno to the Palazzo Pitti. The aim of this project is not to disrupt or cover this historical pathway, but to reinforce and in reinvigorate it.er A direct catwalk from the museum’s entry tothe the buildings thecent ci ty of Florence, and even ac ross Arno River bifurcates the exhibition space, and allows for a continuous flow Arcontemporary no.Duringthe reign life ofCosimo from 1560 - 1580, ilpiazz of Florentine along the I historical trail that was envisioned by Cosimo I inia the 16th century. della Signor became onelink inthechain thatconnectsseveral

government-related building s. This passage w ay CONCEPT forged a continuous pathfrom theBargello to thePalaz zo Vecchioto the Cosimocreated an urban netw ork thatrein forced hisautho rity

CU

MU


PROCESS MODELS

ONCEPT

URATORIAL STRATEGY:

USEUM OF FLORENTINE CRAFT BELOW THE UFFIZI

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ROWING CLUB DN

PLAN_exhibition level


PIAZZA DEGLI UFFIZI

CAFE

LONGITUDINAL SECTION

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SITE SKETCHES

GALLERY PERSPECTIVES


MODEL

basswood, museum board, foam core

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SYSTEMATIC SECTIONS_

iCARES RESEARCH FACILITY Critic: Heather Woofter, Pheonix, AZ, Spring 2011 Geometry is inexplicably linked to beauty found in both natural and man made systems. Uncovering the systems that create this beauty is intrinsically linked to architectural production. Precise calibration develops the process for an architectural language, while this formal discovery is joined to programmatic linkages to harness an appropriate spatial expansion.


FINAL MODEL

acrylic, polystyrene, colored vellum

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Graphite on vellum


MATERIAL ORGANIZATION

Critic: Catalina Freixas, Fall 2010

Complexity has always been a part of our environment, including many scientific fields to deal with complex systems and phenomena. This design studio is rooted in representational techniques, concepts and metaphors founded on the articulation of material systems and organizations of architectural formations. Scientific methodologies and inquiries are developed to appreciate the heuristics of research in architectural discipline.

FINAL MODEL olystyrene

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GENSLER INTERN PROJECT

iSWIM COMPETITION, Dallas, Texas, SUMMER 2012


The proposed “Cedars Sidewalk” pedestrian bridge spans infrastructural barriers through an elevated, pedestrian boulevard, increasing alternative transit options including cycling, rail access and walking. The “Sidewalk” reconnects the Trinity River landscape to the city of Dallas, and integrates with the Canal boardwalk district and residential fabric. It also functions as an interactive and recreational nature pathway to inform pedestrians about the ecology of the Trinity River Corridor, with micro-habitats located on the bridge surface, coupled with elevated viewing areas. This proposal aims to blur the boundaries between natural and urban realms to provide a shared backyard experience and a vibrant live/ work/play environment within the center of Dallas.

CONCEPT

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ROTATING CUBES, graphite on vellum, Fall 2010


MISCELLANEOUS...

HAND DRAFTING, STUDY MODELS, SKETCHES, BOOK DESIGN

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SYSTEMATIC SECTION, nylon fabric + styrene frames, Spring 2011


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MEASURED REPRESENTATION, polystyrene relief, Spring 2012


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COLORED DESERT, paper collage, Spring 2011


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URBAN THEATER, basswood, Fall 2010


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INSINUATED BOUNDARIES, design thinking book, Spring 2013

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FALL 2012 STUDIO PLAYING “THE SKETCHING GAME” IN OURO PRETO, BRASIL

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[P] 561. 350. 4035 [E] amorgan819@gmail.com

EDUCATION

EXPERIENCE

2010 - 2013

WILSON ARCHITECTS, BOSTON Summer 2013, Intern

MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE [December 2013] Washington University in Saint Louis Sociedad Centrale di Arquitecturos, Buenos Aires

2005 - 2009

BACHELOR OF ARTS, cum laude Vanderbilt University Universita di Siena, Siena, Italy Art History [Major, Highest Honors] Managerial Studies [Minor]

2006

HONOR SOCIETIES Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Eta Sigma

2008

ACCELERATOR, SUMMER BUSINESS INSTITUTE, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University Received 100+ hours of MBA-level instruction and 250+ hours of business project work.

Worked with project team on CD + CA phases of a new headquarters for EF Education First, in Cambridge, MA. Also developed a decorative lighting package for the building and prepared presentation plans. GENSLER, DALLAS Summer 2012, Intern Lifestyle Department [retail+restaurant] project work, including construction documents and conceptual renderings. Participated in a ten-week intern project, the North Texas Low Impact Development Design Competiton [iSWM] for a new Cedars West residential district. WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS TEACHING ASSISTANT FA 2013 Painting into Architecture: Shared Speculations of the Nature of Modern Space, 1900-Present [Robert McCarter] SP 2013 The Architecture of Steven Holl, 1974-2014 [Robert McCarter] SP 2012 Digital Representation I [Sung Ho Kim] FA 2011 Concepts + Principles of Architecture [Peter MacKeith] APPROACH ASSISTANT SU 2011 Prepared graphics + material selection for Approach [iss. 2010-2011] publication of student work


AWARDS + EXTRACURRICULARS MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON 09/09 - 12/09 EXHIBITION + DESIGN INTERN Assisted the design of exhibition graphics and gallery layout for Secrets of Tomb 10A show. Created and distributed proposals for MFA traveling exhibitions. Researched and wrote histories of galleries and exhibitions for Museum Archives. 05/09 - 09/09 CURATORIAL DIVISION INTERN Performed administrative duties to assist the Curatorial Deputy Director. Maintained files, generated correspondence, scheduled rooms, ordered supplies, maintained Director’s schedule, greeted visitors. BOCA RATON MUSEUM OF ART 05/07 - 09/07

DEVELOPMENT INTERN Assembled grant application for “Meet a Master, Create a Masterpiece” program. Developed Museum’s 2007 Membership Survey and utilized results to suggest additional Museum programming.

2013

2008

2010-2011

REBECCA WEBB VOYLES SCHOLARSHIP for Academic Achievement, Washington University in St. Louis DOWNING TRAVEL GRANT, Vanderbilt University Awarded undergraduate travel grant to further thesis research at the Gustave Moreau Museum, in Paris VICE PRESIDENT OF SOCIAL ACTIVITIES, Graduate Architecture Council, Washington University in St. Louis

2010-2013

APPROACH publication of work ISS. 2010-2011 Systematic Sections ISS. 2012-2013 [pending] Interstitial Landscapes, Hinge Point, Gradient Motions

SKILLS ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Bridge DRAFTING + 3D MODELING AutoCad Architecture, Rhinoceros, SketchUp, Ecotect, Revit RENDERING VRay, Maxwell MODEL MAKING + HAND DRAFTING

Ashley Morgan Portfolio  

Master of Architecture Graduate School of Architecture + Urban Design Washington University in St. Louis

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