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Today's News - October 3, 2002

An architect and an artist combine visions for a Bridge of Glass. -- Cornell draws up a new shortlist for new Department of Architecture building. -- Ground Zero teams aren't showing any images, but a few have something to say; one observer calls it a "big dance." -- The Reason editorial presents some juicy quotes from the Libeskind vs. Literati Ground Zero debate. -- Big plans for Tabard Square. -- Landmark status for a NYC icon challenged by owners (even though they spend a mint maintaining it). -- Singapore continues its call to be the next Bilbao; in the meantime, the new Chinese embassy is a sparkler. -- Pre-fabricated housing wins big in Australia. -- Haymarket plan raises more ire in Edinburgh. -- There's much praise for Pelli's new Minneapolis library (and lots of images). -- A call to renew appreciation of Lebanon's architectural heritage. -- Moon base habitats on the drawing boards…and much more.

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INSIGHT: Chihuly Bridge of Glass By Arthur W. Andersson, AIA/Andersson-Wise Architects- ArchNewsNow

A New Shortlist after Holl and Cornell Part Ways- ArchNewsNow

How might 6 teams redesign the W.T.C.? ...two [say] that they will take a new look before doing something for the project - Frederic Schwartz; Richard Meier- Downtown Express

City Observed: World Trade Center ...the big dance among architects and designers being staged in New York City... By Sam Hall Kaplan- KCRW

Editorial: Meaning and Nothingness at Ground Zero- Reason

Rolfe Judd Architecture's Tabard Square scheme wins approval [images]- The Architects' Journal (UK)

Owners Object to Designation of Skyscraper as a Landmark: 150 East 42nd Street- New York Times

Bilbao wasn't built in one day: calls for more iconic buildings in Singapore...there are no instant solutions- The Straits Times (Singapore)

The Chinese Revolution: It is not the Guggenheim Bilbao, but the new Chinese embassy complex is...an architectural metaphor of national prestige and political presence. - RSP Architects [images]- The Straits Times (Singapore)

Award winning solution for difficult building sites: ...environmentally friendly, unusual and creative [and pre-fab] - Mik Ilet; Parkwood Homes- Infolink (Australia)

Downtown Minneapolis library design unveiled - Cesar Pelli [images]- Minneapolis Star Tribune

Fury at Edinburgh Castle neighbour [Haymarket scheme]: has prompted a furious response from the architects - Reiach and Hall Architects- The Architects' Journal (UK)

Rebuilding the collective memory: Publishing house Terre du Liban is on a mission to reawaken our architectural history- The Daily Star (Lebanon)

Hartsfield picks Omaha firm for international terminal: Leo A Daly expected to get nod on $38 million contract- Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Crosstown Center plan clears hurdle: Financing secured for first phase of $140m project - ADD Inc.- Boston Globe

Building a Better Moonbase: European Lunar Base Design Workshop [images]- Space.com


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