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Today's News - August 5, 2002

We start the week with a peek at what UN Studio and Fox & Fowle Architects have in store for the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut. Back to Ground Zero: The City may get the site in a trade for two airports (follow-up reports indicate that both the Port Authority and Larry Silverstein, the developer who holds the World Trade Center lease, both have an open mind to the idea). And John King weighs in about the importance architecture has taken in the public eye. Housing concerns (and solutions?) in Chicago, UK, and Australia are hot topics. Robert Campbell asks: "So is Princeton about to become a Gothic theme park? Apparently so. Call it Archibranding. Or Branditecture." A museum dedicated to Peanut's creator is almost ready for primetime. If you're "down under," Architecture Week starts in Sydney, and there's a great exhibition t the Auckland University School of Architecture …and much more.

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Respecting and Renewing History: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art - UN Studio; Fox & Fowle Architects- ArchNewsNow

City Proposes Swapping Land to Control Trade Center Site: giving the Port Authority...the land beneath La Guardia and Kennedy Airports- New York Times

Lofty battles at the WTC: Here's a surprising news flash straight from ground zero: Architecture matters. By John King- San Francisco Chronicle

The Long Way Home: Chicago is razing its crime-infested towers to resettle the poor. But prejudice and a tight rental market are hampering the big plan- Time magazine

Set-aside proposal to spark affordable housing showdown- Crain's Chicago

Grants to revamp neighborhoods: HUD makes $492.5 million available for revitalization projects; new guidelines to cap each grant- Inman News

From zero to green hero: Terry Slavin visits [BedZed] a radical housing experiment in the depths of suburban London - Bill Dunster- The Guardian (UK)

Environment victory forces urban cutback: once described as Australia's biggest private, [$2 billion] mixed urban development - has been cut almost in half- Sydney Morning Herald

Tribute to the Vertical Rises Above the Square: Academies Building Is a Bright Addition - SmithGroup- Washington Post

When building becomes 'branding': Princeton University decreed that all new residential construction (i.e., dormitories) shall be in the Gothic Revival style. By Robert Campbell- Boston Globe

OECD Selects Five Design Teams as Contenders for Redevelopment of its Paris Headquarters - SCAU/Pei Cobb Freed & Partners; Snohetta; Yves Lion; Sartogo/DEGW; Reichen et Robert- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

More than just a Design Week: more of a design month - beginning on Thursday 8 August- Infolink (Australia)

Union Square's unfinished business: City needs to put final touches in place before glow fades By John King - Philips + Fotheringham; Royston Hanamoto Alley & Abey- San Francisco Chronicle

Port Adelaide [$1.2 billion] redevelopment plans unveiled - Cox Group; C+Bus- Infolink (Australia)

Laughing Matters: The Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center is more than just a memorial - C. David Robinson Architects- San Francisco Chronicle

Exhibition Review: "Contemporary Japanese Architecture 1985-1996" - The zen of architecture- New Zealand Herald

Bahrain's first furniture expo set- Gulf News


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