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Today's News - September 17, 2002

In Davenport, Iowa, a new cardiac clinic offers an environment that promotes well-being and optimism, helping patients and their families focus on healing. - From Majorca, Joern Utzon sees his opera house "every night when I close my eyes." - A British view of what's going on at Ground Zero. - Does modern architecture really look to the future? - Michael Sorkin takes on Koolhaas and Gehry. - Chrysler honors six design champions. - Crooked builders better watch out. - An architect in Ghana champions sustainable, locally produced construction. - Landmark status for a trailer park in the offing. - If you have a few million dollars, you, too, can own three rooms with a missile view. - Mark Twain would approve of his new visitors center. - Build-to-suit is a hot ticket in Moscow…and much more.

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Healing Hearts: Genesis Heart Institute by Flad & Associates- ArchNewsNow

Phantom of the opera: 36 years on, Australia wants Joern Utzon to finish the job. He tells William Langley why- Telegraph (UK)

Starting from Zero: ...where there should be noble aspirations and common purpose, there is rancour, confusion, opportunism and dissent.- This is London

Future dreaming: The best modern architecture looks as if it comes from a sci-fi comic...this is building as nostalgia. By Giles Worsley- Telegraph (UK)

Dynamic, captivating projects on U.S. and city's horizon By Blair Kamin- Chicago Tribune

Brand Aid: Or, The Lexus and the Guggenheim (Further Tales of the Notorious B.I.G.ness) By Michael Sorkin- Harvard Design Magazine

Peter Rogers takes over Rethinking Construction agenda- The Architects' Journal (UK)

Chrysler Celebrates Six "Design Champions" At Tenth Year Anniversary Of Chrysler Design Awards - Phyllis Lambert; Murray Moss- WorldNews

Queensland Government introduces life bans for crooked builders- Infolink (Australia)

Building from the Ground Up - With Local Earth: One architect in Ghana is trying to blaze a trail for a highly sustainable laterite brick technology. - Alero Olympio- AllAfrica

Preservationists Discover 'Trailer Park That Time Forgot'- Los Angeles Times

3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (the Missile's Extra) [images]- New York Times

Form And Function: The Twain Shall Meet - Innovative Visitor Center Tucked Into Nook Farm Hillside - Robert A.M. Stern [images]- The Hartford Courant

Now, even Philippe Starck is going condo (AP)- SF Gate

Illinois Business Exec Chosen for China Trade Mission; A. Epstein and Sons International Part of U.S. Chamber Delegation- U.S. Newswire

Build-to-Suit Market Starts to Look Promising- Moscow Times (Russia)


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