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Today's News - August 29, 2002

As ideas keep pouring in for WTC memorial, the memorial director asks to wait until design guidelines are posted. 9/11 planning issues will be presented in China. Sprawl spawns water shortages. UK architects urged to go "green" and pay attention to accessibility. New York's High Line comes into view. There are big plans brewing in Milwaukee and Melbourne. It's Gaudi time in Barcelona. Plans for Mount Alexander the Great don't sound too great to some. Design is the UK's hottest degree. New Zealand honors design and Korea honors an architect as Artist of the Year…and much more.

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Obituary: Dame Elizabeth Chesterton, 86, Architect and planner who gave Hampstead a facelift and helped regenerate historic town centres- The Guardian (UK)

Proposals Pouring In For WTC Site: Ideas drive thousands to the drawing board [images]- NY Newsday

Mark Strauss/Fox & Fowle Architects Takes 9-11 Planning Lessons To China- PLANetizen

City Sprawl Worsens Water Shortages- Environment News Service

RIBA gets tough on sustainability- The Architects' Journal (UK)

Turning a View Into a Point of View: What looks like a coffee-table book, "Walking the High Line" is actually the latest broadside in a fight between preservationists and property owners.- New York Times

New access regulations published for consultation: designed to ensure improved accessibility of public and commercial buildings.- The Architects' Journal (UK)

Pabst site may be toast of the town: $300 million complex proposed- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Devine intervention works in Melbourne: a $314 million inner-city project next to Colonial Stadium.- The Courier-Mail (Australia)

Barcelona Celebrates Its Own Architectural Visionary - Antoni Gaudí- New York Times

Marshall OKs Tech 21: will include 16 office and research buildings, two restaurants, a 120-room hotel... - IDC Architects- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Plan for Alexander Statue Too Great for Many Greeks: 240-foot-high likeness...has appalled Greek classicists and conservationists. [image]- New York Times

Design students in the ascendancy: The most popular degree subjects in the UK this year are design studies.- BBC

Industry New Zealand Supports Best In Design- Scoop

Filling the `Urban Void' With Style: National Museum of Contemporary Art exhibiting works by architect Seung H-sang- The Korea Times


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