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Today's News - July 2, 2002

Today takes on a slightly British accent, with two takes on Daniel Libeskind's Imperial War Museum in Manchester, and another review of MoMA QNS - which also gets lavish praise from the LA Times. (There's a brief, but rather heated, rant about architectural criticism in a letter to the editor of the LA Times.) Other topics for the day include: smart growth, NIMBY (not-in-my-back-yard), earthquakes, and crime prevention.

Editor's note: Because of the 4th of July holiday (US), the ANN newsletter will post tomorrow, then take its own holiday starting Thursday.

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Pataki's Surprising Limit on Ground Zero Design: ...he all but took the pencils out of the hands of the urban planners hired to consider options for the site- New York Times

A globe ripped to pieces: Daniel Libeskind had to pare down his shattered globe design for the Imperial War Museum North - and it's better for it, he tells Giles Worsley [images]- The Telegraph (UK)

Rebuilding the rubble: ...As his Imperial War Musuem North opens in Manchester, Daniel Libeskind tells Suzie Mackenzie how buildings help us make sense of history [image]- The Guardian (UK)

Move on up: The grand duchess of modern art museums...the doyenne of moneyed Manhattan cultural institutions, is slumming it. - Michael Maltzan- This is London (UK)

A Jolt of the Modernist Spirit: Michael Maltzan's modest but intimate design for MoMA QNS is a bracing expression of the main museum's initial revolutionary mission. By Nicolai Ouroussoff- Los Angeles Times

Letters to the Editor: Look at the Buildings- Los Angeles Times

Work Begins on Long-Awaited Queens Development- New York Times

Op-Ed: Trouble In Smart Growth's Nirvana: Recent developments in Portland and Oregon suggest that smart growth is having only a modest effect, while driving down housing affordability...- PLANetizen

Perspective: Don't mess with my God spot: NIMBY generation wins, but there are consequences- Inman News

$9.6-Billion Make-Over for LAX? Mayor's plan...would be among the most expensive public works projects in the country.- Los Angeles Times

East End home has been shortlisted for the 2002 World Architecture Awards...included in the 44 strong shortlist of schemes in 17 countries...- The Times (UK)

All the King's Architects: The surprising success of Prince Charles's anti-modernist crusade.- Weekly Standard

Designing Buildings to Resist Earthquakes: After Sept. 11, the question is whether any lessons from earthquake-resistant design apply to what seems like the far more pressing threat of terrorism.- New York Times

Building designs play role in crime prevention: to generate the awareness among housing developers, architects and town planners...a series of programmes on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design.- The Star (Malaysia)

RIBA London praises Livingstone’s London Plan- The Architects' Journal (UK)

Award winning furniture takes flight - Peter Schumacher [image]- Infolink (Australia)


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