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Today's News - August 7, 2002

It's the middle of August…everyone must be at the beach (in other words, not a whole lot of news today): The Los Angeles School District has to decide what to do with the Ambassador Hotel, "where seven American presidents slept, the Rat Pack played and a senator from New York was assassinated." Images of some very interesting train stations in Singapore. A museum in Armenia will soon be issuing a design competition. A British firm is designing the first show for the Museum of Sex in New York…and a little bit more.

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School Days in the Hotel California: School District [must decide] whether to restore the neglected grounds to their former splendor, preserve a few choice parts or raze every last cabana and start from scratch.- New York Times

Construction minister Brian Wilson applauds new Rethinking Construction guidelines for clients: sets out the six key guidelines for public sector clients.- The Architects' Journal (UK)

Time travel: Destination Tokyo Station: A survivor of earthquake and war, the distinctive dome and roof structure...is finally coming down.- Asahi Shimbun (Japan)

Local flavour for stops along N-E line: Each of the 16 stations has its own unique character to blend with the surroundings [images]- The Straits Times (Singapore)

Cafesjian Museum Foundation Land Transfer Complete, Repairs Begin: An international competition for the selection of a project architect is about to begin.- Armenian News Network/Groong

New York’s new Museum of Sex has appointed UK-based Casson Mann to design its first ever exhibition.- The Architects' Journal (UK)

Young and creative: Bay Area brims with design talent waiting to be discovered- San Francisco Chronicle


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