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Today's News - May 8, 2002

Enjoy today's international spin on the news...there are tidbits, morsels, and mouthfuls from everywhere.

I'm off to Charlotte, North Carolina, for the AIA National Convention, and will be posting the newsletter very early for the next two days (events begin at 8:00 am!). - kr

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Shenzhen, China: Huawei Technologies Corporate Data and Command Center by RTKL- ArchNewsNow

Commentary: Metreon needs to think outside the box: Sony's Metreon is ailing because it ignores its surroundings. By John King- San Francisco Chronicle

Power struggle rocks architecture: Royal Institute of British Architects- Independent (UK)

As a Hurdle Is Cleared, Building Begins at Ground Zero - Skidmore Owings & Merrill- New York Times

A Conversation with Cesar Pelli: discusses ground zero, the future of skyscrapers...- Salon

Dublin wins in Milan: Grafton Architects have won an a competition for a major new building complex at Luigi Bocconi University (via Archeire.com)- Irish Independent

IDEAS NEED SPACE: Ontario College of Art & Design unveils plans for landmark $41 million campus expansion - Alsop Architects; Robbie/Young +Wright Architects- Canada NewsWire

Sweeping America's Attic: Panel Urges Change At History Museum: patrons have complained for years that the museum's displays and floor plan are confusing.- Washington Post

Designers build offbeat reputation: Klein and Dytham- Asahi Shimbun (Japan)

Gio Ponti - Renaissance man or fevered dilettante? ...why isnít he as well known as, say, Le Corbusier or Frank Lloyd Wright? By Hugh Pearman [images]- HughPearman.com

Hollywood Group Takes a Battle Over Land to Seattle: oppose $2 billion, 3,000-acre Ahmanson Ranch in Ventura County- New York Times

Architect has harsh words for Sydney - Gerard Reinmuth/Reinmuth, Blythe, Balmforth Terroir (The Mercury)- News.com (Australia)

Grubby Sydney in drive for southern grace: The project will be unveiled in about three weeks, assuming the boundaries issue is resolved.- Sydney Morning Herald

Golden inspiration: nobody takes greater pride in the majestic gurdwara sahib [temple] in Kuala Lumpur than the architect...Akbal Singh Sandhu- New Straits Times (Malaysia)

Dreaming in Streamline: "Streamline -- American Design 1930 to 1955" exhibition in Wolfsburg's Kunstmuseum- Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (germany)


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