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Today's News - September 18, 2002

A dated corporate campus building takes on a new identity for a new company. -- We lose "a member of a generation of architects who brought an American perspective to modernism." -- 300 firms vie for Lower Manhattan; the selection panel is named; and one voice says the city itself is monument enough. -- What lessons have architects not learned from 9/11; and just what do skyscrapers and the economy have in common? -- Paul Goldberger says Moneo's cathedral: "is a valiant effort to render sacred space on a large scale…without tricks or gimmicks." -- Levittown was called "an architectural desecration and socially backward," but after 50 years the tide is turning - as a mega-development in Illinois just might prove. -- Norman Foster wins the Praemium Imperiale Award. -- The American with Disabilities Act brought into focus. -- Munich's newest museum offers much needed space for design collections…and much more.

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Something Old is New Again: Avaya Communications Headquarters by Fox & Fowle Architects- ArchNewsNow

Obituary: Richard Foster, modernist architect, 83, former partner of Philip Johnson- Stamford Advocate

300 Firms Competing to Help Remake Downtown: Panelists named to review downtown plans: Toshiko Mori; Richard Swett; Eugenie Birch; Kinshasha Holman Conwill; Terence Riley; and Michael Van Valkenburgh- New York Times

Commentary: Manhattan is the Monument By Matthew J. Dockery- NY Post

Op-Ed: A Missed Learning Opportunity: Nikos Salingaros reflects on the architectural implications of the 9-11 tragedy. Have planners and architects overlooked the moral lesson to practice humane urban design?- PLANetizen

"Skyscraper curse" isn't what it used to be: According to the 'skyscraper index,' the completion of very tall buildings frequently coincides with economic disaster, but there are a few exceptions- Taipei Times

Sanctum on the Coast: Rafael Moneo's new cathedral in L.A. looms large. By Paul Goldberger- The New Yorker

A home for the ages: A new mega-housing development...represents what could be a future trend in housing -- a multi-generational enclave.- Chicago Tribune

Levitt's vision of `American dream' still debated- The Times (New Jersey)

Norman Foster given Lifetime Art Award: The Praemium Imperiale Awards- PR Newswire

Infocus: the ADA - A Long-awaited Update- Buildings.com

Munich's new home for modern art opens: includes art former Architecture Museum, the Munich design collection - Stephan Braunfels- Expatica

First responses to the reader's query concerning polygonal plans- Nexus Network Journal

Home is where the art is: Two shows explore ideas about where and how we live "Habitat: Canadian Design Now"- Globe and Mail (Canada)

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


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