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Today's News - July 25, 2002

We start today with our (almost) regular WhoWhatWhen column with tidbits of industry news of note. John Beyer of Beyer Blinder Belle speaks out about the need to pay attention to public input re: plans for Ground Zero, while Herbert Muschamp really likes Frederic Schwartz's ideas. Norman Foster appears to be the "rock star" of the UIA Congress. The future of London's skyline is still in flux. Chicago still wants to spend $6 billion on O'Hare Airport (could any amount of money make it better?). Canadians offer solace to Arthur Erikson for making Forbes "Ugliest Buidling" list - he's in some great company…and much more.

What didn't make news reports today is that tomorrow, July 26, historic preservationists and architectural historians are planning to meet in front of the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park at 1 p.m. to protest the museum's plans to radically change the historic building. The winning design of a competition is a proposal by Eric Owen Moss to demolish the center section and replace it with an irregularly-shaped glass pavilion. For more information, call the Queensboro Preservation League at 718-982-4021.

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Who What When - 7/25/02: of interest, on the boards, firm news, and people on the move- ArchNewsNow

World Trade Center Designer Says Families' Concerns Deserve Attention: said the reaction to the six designs at a Saturday forum deserves great attention. - John Beyer/Beyer Blinder Belle- Hoovers

New Trade Center Idea: Move Bulk to West Street...a strategy...developed by Frederic Schwartz... By Herbert Muschamp- New York Times

City Observed: And the city this week is New York...it is once again back to the drawing boards... By Sam Hall Kaplan- KCRW

MTA is Barring Commuter Trains to Big New Stop: "Grand Central Station South"...is being derailed - Parsons Brinckerhoff- New York Observer

Obituary: Kris von Oy, who created harmony with designs, 35 - Vivid Design Group- Seattle Times

Students mob Foster at UIA congress: had been talking about the concept of partnership in terms of developing a building, a far remove from the star system that generates autograph hunters.- The Architects' Journal (UK)

[Kohn Pedersen Fox] Heron ‘paves way’ for tall buildings: a decision over Renzo Piano’s 306m London Bridge Tower will be much more significant.- The Architects' Journal (UK)

Designing homes around people, not parking- Irish Times

Blending Scandinavian and Australian style - MSJ Architects [image]- Infolink (Australia)

Detroit's Chances to Host Democratic Convention Could Hinge on Urban Renewal (Detroit Free Press)- Hotel Online

City challenges ‘disconnection fees’: Chicago stepped up its legal efforts to clear the way for a proposed $6-billion expansion of O’Hare International Airport.- Crain's Chicago Business

In fine company: Ouch. A poll of architects by Forbes.com, has named our embassy in Washington one of the world's ugliest buildings. - Arthur Erickson- Toronto Star

Haworth and Blue Sky [famous for the creation of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Torch and Cauldron] find workplace solution- Infolink (Australia)

Developers Embrace AIACC's New Certified Development Strategist Designation- ArchNewsNow


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