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Dumping steel

Skyrocketing prices prompt a developer to switch to concrete

By Thomas C. Palmer Jr.
Globe Staff / June 26, 2006

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When it comes to commercial construction, New England is steel country. Other parts of the country favor concrete, which is more expensive, but here almost all modern towers and tall residential buildings are built on skeletons of steel columns and beams. (Full article: 1124 words)

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