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Today's News - June 18, 2002

It is never good news when a respected industry publication closes its doors. It is especially sad in an industry that seems to be losing editorial voices at an alarming rate. GRID magazine offered insightful coverage that combined aesthetics with real estate - many of its reports and editorials have graced this newsletter. As of today, it is no more. We wish Editor-in-Chief Peter Slatin and his staff much good luck, and hope to see them in print again soon.

On brighter notes: Santiago Calatrava won out over Bing Thom Architects (Canada) and Schmidt Hammer & Lassen (Denmark) to design the new home for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Steve Wynn is dreaming of spending more billions in Las Vegas that will include 2,701 rooms (and lots more dancing waters); Moscow's office market seems to really be heating up; Melbourne will soon boast the tallest residential tower in the world; and much more...

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Grid to Close Doors [Today]: Real estate publication...blended aesthetics with real estate- GlobeSt.com

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra selects superstar architect: $240 million performance venue on 6.2-acre site master planned by Cesar pelli - Santiago Calatrava- Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Op-Ed: Why The Smart Growth Movement Will Fail: Proponents have a lot of work to do if they want smart growth to move from the margin into the mainstream. By Joel Hirschhorn- PLANetizen

Centex's $100M Bid Wins Capitol Visitor Center Contract- Roll Call

Preservation conversions succeeding: Awards recognize downtown housing boom - Gant Hart Brunnett; Ziger/Snead; Kann & Associates; Cho Benn Holback + Associates; Diesselhorst Group; etc.- Baltimore Sun

S'pore architects welcome competition from abroad: ...partner with world-class foreign architectural firms first and learn from them... - Michael Wilford & Partners; DP Architects; Kenzo Tange Architects; RSP Architects; Architects 61; IM Pei and Partners; ARC Studio Architecture and Urbanism- The Straights Times (Singapore)

Wynn plans to spend $2.5 billion on new Le Reve hotel in Vegas- Las Vegas Sun

Home from home: Is a family house designed to meet council tenants' needs and tastes too good to be true? ...somewhere that won't be seen as a blight on the urban landscape 40 years from now - Shepheard Epstein Hunter Architects- The Guardian (UK)

Governor Warner helps break ground for Living Museum expansion - The Potomac Group [image]- The Virginian-Pilot

They Build Out Loud: Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown and their bright, busy architecture are the subjects of a crowded retrospective in San Diego. Messy vitality, that's their style.- Los Angeles Times

Europa Park to Enliven Kievskaya: will incorporate a large illuminated fountain, a cafe...and a $70 million to $80 million office and retail center.- Moscow Times (Russia)

Not Much Room at Top of City's Office Market: Aurora Business Park will cover an entire block...on an island in the Moscow River.- Moscow Times (Russia)

Code to cramp builders' style: Zoning rewrite could slow boom- Crain's Chicago

Eureka to tower over Melbourne: At 300m, 88-storey...will become the tallest apartment building in the world. - Nonda Katsalidis and Karl Fender- Infolink (Australia)

Sir Terry Farrell tweaks 500 million Lots Road scheme: The mixed-use 150,000m sq scheme will see the regeneration of one of the largest brownfield sites in central London...- The Architects' Journal

Adventure in Style: The North Face Beverly Hills by JGA, Inc.- ArchnewsNow


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