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Today's News - September 5, 2002

Cesar Pelli tours his re-born Winter Garden in lower Manhattan. -- Boston's new museum will bring the outside in (visit www.icaboston.org for a great slide show). -- We have a "teaser" shortlist offered before the Stirling Prize shortlist. -- Swiss architects win big in Beijing. -- Some proposals for Boston's Central Artery are deemed idiotic. -- Things are looking up in Detroit. -- Britain better get better at managing its infrastructure. -- National Public Radio offers fairly comprehensive overviews of what went on in Johannesburg. -- An urban activist from the 1960's stays active. -- Moneo tours his cathedral. -- Muschamp tours Venice on his way to the Eighth International Architecture Biennale where Israel is putting on an "edgy" show. -- Urban archeologists are finding (and losing) treasures everywhere…and much more.

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A View of Loss, and of Recovery: Winter Garden [architect hopes] that its example would "encourage building on a human scale" - Cesar Pelli- New York Times

More room, with a view: With its galleries of glass that embrace sea and sky, the future home of the ICA may be a site to behold. By Robert Campbell - Diller + Scofidio [image]- Boston Globe

RIBA reveals "special prizes" shortlists: Stirling Prize shortlist will be announced on 12 September- The Architects' Journal (UK)

Swiss architects win race to Beijing: Burckhardt + Partner win international competition to design a sports complex for the 2008 Beijing Olympics [image]- SwissInfo

A family plan for Central Artery: An idiotic proposal...proves, once again, that we don't have a process for deciding what should happen to this critical chunk of the future of Boston. By Robert Campbell- Boston Globe

Midtown miracle: Residential development boom has future looking bright- Crain's Detroit

You can't get around it: Britain needs space: unless the country gets better at developing and managing its infrastructure, it will eventually lose out to neighbors with more space - and, perhaps, better foresight.- International Herald Tribune

Reports from World Summit on Sustainable Development- National Public Radio

Urban pioneer Harcourt keeps his hand in: transformed slash-and-burn urban renewal- Vancouver Sun

Creating a Timeless Place in an Ever-Changing City: Jose Rafael Moneo sought to define what makes a space sacred. [images]- Los Angeles Times

The Future, in a City of Foreshadowing By Herbert Muschamp [images]- New York Times

Israel's edgy show at Venice Biennale: Printed Tri-Sol shutters star as an original patented Israeli invention [image]- Ha`aretz (Israel)

Courage within, timidness without: The new Johnson Building...doesn't let the project's cutting-edge technology find structural expression in the public face of the building. By Whitney Gould - William McDonough + Partners; Eppstein Uhen Architects- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Institution of Engineers India (IEI) plans seminar on building code (Financial Times)- Hoovers

Urban archeologists dig into our past- Chicago Tribune


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