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Today's News - October 10, 2002

Tomorrow, the shortlisted design teams for Ground Zero will get their marching orders - they might actually allowed to be a little creative. -- Meanwhile, the site is an active construction site with results that may be temporary or permanent - no one knows for sure. -- London loses the Aga Khan's cultural center to Toronto. -- Canadian architects are said to be a quiet sort, but they're making their marks at home and in New York. -- Taipei is serious about its urban landscapes and national parks - one superintendent loses his job for using ugly cement viewing platforms on a scenic peak. -- Milwaukee expands RiverWalk. -- Bucks County, PA, is looking for a courthouse architect. -- High-tech study of Gaudi's cathedral underway. -- Shades of woes in Frank Lloyd Wright-designed homes plague an early residential design by Eisenman. -- A new condo complex will bestow Philippe Starck's vision of "liberty, equality and fraternity…on the masses." -- Shades of California and Denver: brush fires and housing developments - and who's responsible. -- Plans for an "Eden Project, junior" is gaining momentum: a 12th Century abbey would be turned into an "ecological university." -- Gehry reshapes contemporary education…and more.

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Fewer Offices, More Options in Planning for Ground Zero: new requirements would significantly free the architects to be more creative.- New York Times

For Construction at Trade Center Site, the Future Is Now: ...what is being constructed at this moment will be the physical reality experienced for years- New York Times

Aga Khan fails in efforts to redevelop Albert Embankment- The Architects' Journal (UK)

Bold, artful and homegrown: Remarkable architecture doesn't only come from foreign talents, as Donald Schmitt's Bahen Centre for Information Technology shows, writes Lisa Rochon- Globe and Mail (Canada)

A North Wind Heats Up Manhattan: It is not that [they] don't have egos, but they are particularly Canadian egos. - Yabu Pushelberg [images]- New York Times

Cabinet seeks to beautify nation's urban landscapes...by regulating the design and maintenance- Taipei Times

RiverWalk taking new steps: City extends path that helped bring downtown to life as architect designs refinements. By Whitney Gould - Ken Kay; Engberg Anderson Design Partnership- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Bucks County [PA] seeks architect to design courthouse- Newtown Advance (Pennsylvania)

Kyushu Institute of Design to use unique technology on Gaudi church- Mainichi Daily News (Japan)

White Elephant in Vermont Reincarnated: the original owners of the house considered it a disaster. - Peter Eisenman [image]- New York Times

Designs on 'egalité'? In S. Beach? Philippe Starck thinks his target audience yearns for deliverance from the tyranny of overdesign.- Miami Herald

In the line of fire: Stringent new regulations to limit the damage caused by bushfires are being called unworkable by some.- Sydney Morning Herald

Planners approve $50 million Williams College arts center - William Rawn and Associates- Berkshire Eagle

More support for new ‘Eden’ plans: chorus of support for a recreation of the internationally acclaimed Eden Project in Northampton. - Tom Hancock- Northampton Chronicle & Echo (UK)

Case Western Reserve University Dedicates Peter B. Lewis Building: Frank Gehry Design And Leading Technology Create A Unique Learning Environment [image]- Internet Wire

Moribund Mall Makeover: Sherman Oaks Galleria by Gensler- ArchNewsNow


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