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Today's News - July 18, 2002

WTC plans and opinions continue to stream in (and will for quite a while, to be sure). Elsewhere: We bring you the latest WhoWhatWhen, a brief compilation of honors, firm news, on the boards, and people on the move; the industry has lost a wonderful (and much too young) talent with the passing of Paul Holt; Sydney is attempting to legislate "ugly" out of the urban architectural lexicon by putting "building designers" under the auspices of architects for anything over three stories; Manchester, UK, "can boast a head-turning symbol of rebirth" with the new Imperial War Museum by Daniel Libeskind; there's a new Apple store in Manhattan that certainly sounds like it's worth a look; Branson, MO, seeks happy trails with Roy Rogers Museum; and much more...

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Who What When - 7/18/02: honors, firm news, on the boards, and people on the move- ArchNewsNow

Obituary: Paul C. Holt, 50, partner in Holt Hinshaw- San Francisco Chronicle

Building Blocks for the World Trade Center Site: Push to Make Quick Choices Threatens To Create Uninspired Architecture By Benjamin Forgey- Washington Post

Call to Eye WTC Proposals: Development corporation architect issues challenge to profession - Billie Tsien/Tod Williams Billie Tsien- NY Newsday

Gloomy Bloomy Has Designs of His Own: Mayor Bloomberg's strong comments about the Ground Zero plans mark one of the few times he has used the bully pulpit...- New York Post

War Museum Opens in Manchester - Daniel Libeskind [images]- New York Times

Architects to sign off on good design: planning policy trumpets "no more ugly flats", but a major ramification will be greater accountability for architects.- Sydney Morning Herald

Build an ugly building, go to jail: You can't legislate away ugliness, writes Elizabeth Farrelly.- Sydney Morning Herald

Opinion: A makeover for the ugly face of Sydney ...if you call that pretty: Tapping the expertise of high quality architects will solve at least some of the problems facing a developing city- Sydney Morning Herald

In Its New House, Apple Goes Bauhaus: Apple retail store...rekindle memories of the Good Design shows of the 1950's. By Herbert Muschamp - Peter Bohlin; Ronnette Riley [images]- New York Times

Catskill Old or Catskill New? ...final plans to demolish a group of antique Main Street buildings and replace them with a county office building and more than 500 parking spaces- New York Times

RIBA welcomes a ‘budget for bricks and mortar’- The Architects' Journal (UK)

Prescott unveils £1bn housing plan: ...has come under attack from environmental groups.- BBC News

Green buildings bloom around the US: Nearly 400 buildings, including Chicago's showcase, are seeking certification from the US Green Building Council- Christian Science Monitor

Architects seek local help for edge on arena - Ellerbe Becket- Charlotte Observer

Stronger, Smarter Building in Less Time: Pioneers in computer-aided design, architects are now using advanced technology to model their designs in ever-greater detail- BusinessWeek

Bartlesville [Oklahoma] landmark getting new life as luxury hotel: Frank Lloyd Wright's only skyscraper will open in December (AP)- San Francisco Gate

Branson nabs Rogers museum: New building to house Roy Rogers-Dale Evans memorabilia. - Allen Johnson/General Design- The Springfield News-Leader (MO)


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