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Today's News - August 2, 2002

As we near the anniversary of 9/11, opinions are really beginning to fly, and there's a renewed flurry of attention to "terror-proof" design. NIMBY (Not In MY Back Yard) is, in some cases, turning to YIMBY (Yes…) - with some reservations, of course. Last week, the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (UK) got behind KPF's Heron Tower, but this week joins the fray in putting the kibosh on Renzo Piano's "shard of glass." It's a face-off between Arata Isozaki and an Italian art critic who calls the design for a new exit at the Uffizi Gallery "a seven-story-high bed frame." A London editorial asks why Princess Diana's memorial fountain can't have a nice lion or a spouting fish. A home by Michael Graves goes up in smoke. Stonehenge just may be saved from tourist traps and mounds of litter…and much more.

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Opinion: A tower of self-congratulation on an anniversary of great pain: Get ready for September Eleven, the brand.- Daytona Beach News-Journal

Opinion: The Rebuilding Stall: That hole in the ground may be there for a while...the anti-development crowd, the elitist architects, the preservationists, victims groups - seem poised to get what they always want: gridlock.- NY Post

Opinion: The :Glut" Excuse: [builders] would rather let the site lie fallow, lest new offices diminish the value of their own buildings or development sites.- NY Post

Terror-proofing America: Architects want safe structures without creating a fortress mentality- Boston Globe

RIBA launches counter-terrorism classes- The Architects' Journal

New York Plans Code Overhaul for High-Rises: first concrete signs that the fiery collapse of the World Trade Center is going to transform the construction and operation of high-rises around the nation.- New York Times

Quebecers Say Cruise Terminal Ruins Historic City: called "an architectural horror" [image]- Yahoo News

NIMBY backlash brewing: Workforce housing concerns spark Yes, In My Backyard movement- Inman News

Fewer Units Pledged for 'Berg' Project: New Plan Sets Aside One-Third for Poor- Washington Post

Brighton and Clevedon: Judged by their piers: ...while the one at Brighton faces an uncertain future, Clevedon's has been restored to its Victorian splendour. Jay Merrick asks why- The Independent (UK)

CABE refuses to back Piano's "shard of glass"- The Architects' Journal

At the Uffizi: One architect's vision of airiness is an art critic's bed frame - Arata Isozaki (AP)- Boston.com

New Book Assesses U.S. Efforts on Sustainable Development- Environmental News Network

Final design ready for $86.5 million jail in Snohomish County: has the look of a sleek, big-city office building rather than a place to house inmates. - NBBJ- Seattle Times

Fountains and domes: why not just an ordinary fountain with a nice lion or an open-mouthed fish? - Gustafson Porter- The Independent (UK)

Stonehenge Land Reclaim Plan Set: $88 million to rescue Stonehenge from the 20th-century clutter (AP)- Los Angeles Times

Denton Corker Marshall's £35 million ‘Gateway to Stonehenge' [image]- The Architects' Journal

House designed by renowned architect burns down - Snyderman House by Michael Graves (AP)- The Star-Ledger (New Jersey)

Modern Moderne: Berkeley Public Library Renovation and Expansion - Ripley/BOORA Associated Architects- ArchNewsNow


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