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If you’re an architect, need I say any more?

architexts “wasted time” 14 dec 2011

If you’re not an architect, I’m going to explain. A red line is not referring to the elevated train (“L”) in Chicago that runs north and south through the Loop, nor is it a great BMX bike and it is not referring to the process where mortgages are denied for various reasons. The phrase “red lines” or “red-lining” is an architectural idiom or might I say slang term for the process where architects make editorial notes on a set of drawings, generally construction drawings, with the understanding that a lesser experienced staff member will make those revisions to the actual drawings. To some it’s the bane of their existence and something most interns can look forward to upon graduation. A highlighter is used to cross out or highlight the markings in order to…

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