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    In the 19th century, design was credited with the reduction of infectious diseases. It has since been proven to bolster physical activity and mental health. Physical activity, encouraged through design features such as prominent stairs, can reduce such health problems as chronic obesity. Design considerations such as access to nature and a sense of safety in public places can enhance mental health by reducing anxiety. 

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    One of New York’s most beloved pieces of public art returned to its long-time home in Astor Square today following an almost two-year restoration. The Alamo, one of the most prominent features of the square since 1967, was removed November 25, 2014 as part of a $17.2 million project to rebuild the area with better pedestrian access and improved public safety.
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    Design and Construction Excellence 2.0 (DCE 2.0) is a program that reaffirms and extends our commitment to delivering innovative public buildings and infrastructure of the highest quality. Partnerships with creative design and construction professionals enables DDC to strengthen thriving neighborhoods, bolster economic growth and create jobs. 
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    DDC is celebrating twenty years of building a strong, sustainable New York City. Begun in 1996 as a way for the City to efficiently manage the design and construction of most public buildings and infrastructure, our agency has grown into a worldwide leader in design and construction management. It’s a milestone we are privileged to achieve, and we look forward to more years of service.
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