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Today's News - June 13, 2002

Today's new (click at left): New York City news, obviously, will be with us for awhile. Until Beyer Blinder Belle presents its proposals (later this summer), there will be a flurry of commentary. Lest we forget there are other big plans for the Big Apple…it is still in the running for the 2012 Olympics (we'll know the outcome in November). The New York Times spends Thursday in Europe (we're ready to pack!). The Royal Institute of British Architects awards the grand (and warns the small). And one story makes us grateful our typos have been minimal...

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Commentary: At Tower Site Vast Top Seen As Memorial: The design reflects many of the elements that the public admired in the Tribute in Light. By Tom McGeveran - Skidmore, Owings & Merrill- New York Observer

Big Apple faces big challenge: Should Lower Manhattan be ‘Wall Street-plus’ or entertainment, tourist, convention destination?- Inman News

Olympics Could Reshape [NY] City, Even If Games Never Come- Gotham Gazette

Record number of RIBA winners [includes link to all 58 winning projects]- The Architects' Journal (UK)

An Undulating Vision of the Future: Neil Denari's design work [for L.A. Eyeworks] moves at last off the computer screen and onto an L.A. street. It's a sign of things to come. By Nicolai Ouroussoff- Los Angeles Times

City Observed: Housing: ...innovative response by select local architects, meeting the challenge of site and cost constraints, and shifting demographics, with skill and sophistication. By Sam Hall Kaplan- KCRW

[RIBA president fundamental, Paul] Hyett to small practices: 'consolidate or die'- The Architects' Journal

Typos Flaw Ratings Guide: The Franklin Report...an annual guide to architects, interior designers and home-improvement services- New York Times

So Young, So Stylish: cool ideas for the small-fry market [images]- Washington Post

Postcards From the Cutting Edge: Eco-tours are so yesterday; architours are today...spawned a new growth industry- New York Times

All Across Switzerland, Fresh Design- New York Times

President Thabo Mbeki to open Freedom Park [Johannesburg] site: ...will be composed of a monument, a garden of remembrance and a museum- News24 (South Africa)

Local architect uses childlike imagination to design museums - The Haizlip Firm- Memphis Business Journal

Past no longer stumbling block as Allen project settles warehouse dispute: latest project...a four-building office complex- Seattle Times

Construction innovation for Queensland- Infolink (Australia)


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