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Today's News - September 9, 2002

Big doings this week: On the home front (actually the ANN home page), our site search engine is now "live"…check it out! -- We've been hearing about it for weeks, and now it is here: Herbert Muschamp's "dream team" for reimagining lower Manhattan. The feature links to includes amazing visuals and audio descriptions by the 21 architects and firms that include Richard Meier, Steven Holl, Peter Eisenman, Charles Gwathmey David Rockwell, Rem Koolhaas, and Zaha Hadid (plan to spend some time on this one). -- There is also an engrossing and in-depth history of the Twin Towers, and how 9/11 has affected new construction on projects such as AOL Headquarters on Columbus Circle and Donald Trump's new Chicago skyscraper. -- An interesting view (and excellent overview) from Canada on the fitful starts, stops, and re-groupings surrounding planning for Ground Zero. -- Architects and planners have a greater hand in protecting us from natural (and man-made) disasters. -- China risks losing much of its history in its rush to develop. -- St. Louis is proud of its eco-friendly buildings. -- Not everyone in St. Petersburg, Russia, is happy with Eric Owen Moss. -- Museums in San Francisco and Cornwall, and a library in Singapore draw raves…and much more.

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Don't Rebuild. Reimagine. By Herbert Muschamp [images]- New York Times

The Height of Ambition: In the epic story of how the World Trade Towers rose, their fall was foretold. - Minoru Yamasaki [images]- New York Times

9/11 Prompts New Caution in Skyscraper Design: ...developers, engineers, architects and building tenantsrethink how they hold up and fortify these grand structures.- New York Times

Survey: Lack of terrorism coverage thwarts $10.5 billion in real estate deals- National Real Estate Investor

Phoenix hesitating - what will it be next? It is a grand exercise in grassroots democracy, veering unsteadily between 'emptiness and bombast'...- Globe and Mail

Architects and Urban Planners Can Help Solve Flood, Drought and Water Pollution Problems. By Roger K. Lewis- Washington Post

Eco-friendly buildings boost the bottom line- St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Rebuilding a Cultural Institution: Eric Owen Moss' design for the [Mariinsky Theater] has drawn vicious criticism- St. Petersburg Times (Russia)

A peek at a skylit jewel: Construction of San Francisco's new Asian Art Museum near completion - Gae Aulenti- San Francisco Chronicle

Everything ship-shape: Jonathan Glancey is thrilled with Cornwall's new maritime museum - Long and Kentish [image]- The Guardian (UK)

A touch of glass: Singapore's first performance arts library opens at the Esplanade - Tan + Tsakonas [images]- The Straits Times

Critics' Picks: Designing in the Dark Workshop of the Soul - Steven Holl [image]- New York Times

Renovations in China may raze historic buildings (Reuters)- Chicago Tribune

Who What When - 9/6/02: deadlines, of interest, on the boards, and people on the move- ArchNewsNow


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