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Today's News - September 25, 2002

In a world of knock-offs and look-alikes, an exhibition of Arne Jacobsen's architecture and products is an opportunity to appreciate the originals. -- A view from the West Coast of the confusion surrounding plans for lower Manhattan. -- McDonald's jazzes up Times Square. -- Plans for Toronto's historic Union Station is called into question. -- A new design award is launched to showcase Filipino Architecture to the world (the deadline for entries is November 25). -- A new Architecture Week down under. -- Glass penthouses are becoming the bane of Glasgow. -- Nanotechnology for nanohouses. -- Plans for an oasis of capitalism in North Korea…and much more.

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The Real Thing: Arne Jacobsen: A Centenary Exhibition at Scandinavia House, New York City, September 27 - November 9 [images]- ArchNewsNow

New York Still Adrift: Plans for Ground Zero More Convoluted Than Ever. By Sam Hall Kaplan- LA Downtown News

Times Square, With Ketchup - Beyer Blinder Belle; Charles Morris Mount [image]- New York Times

They've got a secret: Toronto's decision-making over redeveloping Union Station invites many unsettling questions. By Lisa Rochon - Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA); Beyer Blinder Belle; Zeidler Grinnell Partnership; Helmuth Jahn- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Architects: We need level playing field: foreign architects are stealing local projects from their Filipino counterparts here...launching James Hardie Innovations Architectural Design Awards- SunStar (Philippines)

Inaugural National Architecture Week in Victoria October 7-13- Infolink (Australia)

Cars sidelined in city's $800m grand view: Parramatta Civic Place Master Plan...shows the demolition of every non-heritage building in a block...- Sydney Morning Herald

Anger at plan for Templeton building: “Sticking little boxes on top of listed buildings is a real Glasgow disease..." says Scottish Civic Trust - McGurns Architects- The Scotsman

Drawing Manhattan, Block by Block: Italian-born architect Matteo Pericoli [images]- NY Newsday

Nanohouse takes building to atomic levels- Infolink (Australia)

Two contractors vie to build convention hotel: previously announced the selection of architectural team - Klipp Colussy Jenks DuBois Architects; Brennan Beer Gorman; Harold Massop Associates- Denver Post

Art Museum Outside Philadelphia Plans Move: asking for permission to move...to a new downtown building that would be constructed with $150 million in grants...- New York Times

Justice Kennedy dedicated the latest creation from architect Frank Gehry (AP)- ArchitectureGuide

North Korea names Chinese-born entrepreneur to lead its first major foray into capitalism: a 50-square-mile walled-off region designed to draw foreign investment (AP)- SF Gate


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