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Today's News - September 27, 2002

It would have been interesting to be a fly on the wall during the selection panel's deliberations to come up with the six finalists for reshaping Ground Zero - some of the teams are a rather surprising mix. -- Budgets may be tight, but there's enough to help save some of America's treasures. -- In the UK, some consider bad design and soaring towers bad news. -- For a few million dollars, you, too, can own an almost McMansion-sized condo in TriBeCa. -- Toronto "re-honors" some of its cultural institutions with major makeovers. -- The Vatican is co-sponsoring a degree program in religious design. -- Holistic design includes principles of feng shui. -- Developers in Singpaore and Malaysia have big plans…and much more.

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Dream Teams No Longer Just a Dream for Ground Zero: LMDC announces shortlist- ArchNewsNow

National Endowment for the Arts Joins Other Federal Partners to Announce $15.6 Million in Grants to "Save America's Treasures"- NEA

Town and Country Planning Association document points finger at bad design: ...asks: "Why are we still building this rubbish?"- The Architects' Journal (UK)

City set to ‘invade’ Tower Hamlets: the council’s planners are set to publish a new tall buildings policy that will open the floodgates for developers.- The Architects' Journal (UK)

$43 Million Condo Plan at Building in TriBeCa - Joseph Pell Lombardi; Rogers Marvel Architects- New York Times

Well Cultured: As part of a government infrastructure plan, Toronto architects KPMB are redesigning four major arts institutions. Make that "rehonouring' - Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Aussies to build London's home of sport: new Wembley stadium has become an all Australian affair- Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Master's Degree Offered in Church Design and Planning- ZENIT - The World Seen From Rome

Great Escape memorial designed: Calgary architect tapped for PoW camp project - Ryan Scarff- Calgary Herald

Holistic building helps in healing - The Orcutt/Winslow Partnership [images]- Arizona Business Gazette

Cape Town International Convention Centre design ensures flexibility - Foreshore Architects- BusinessDay (South Africa)

Bright lights, chic city: Singapore's urban planning goes a step up...Duxton Plain...public housing appears in its most modern and innovative incarnation. - ARC Studio [image]- Business Times (Singapore)

Siah Bros upbeat on housing and building construction: The group has some 1,800 acres throughout Malaysia...for commercial and residential properties in future years- The Star (Malaysia)

Churchill Downs Approves Second Phase Of Landmark Renovation of Racetrack: Board Authorizes Additional $95 Million- MSN


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