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Today's News - October 16, 2002

A Canadian take on the "supergroup of architectural talent" lined up for Ground Zero. -- Folks in Newcastle fear an invasion by revelers from Gateshead development. -- It's proving difficult for co-housing in Connecticut to set down roots. -- Low-cost housing from the 1940's may hold valuable lesson for LA's current needs. -- Another review of Gehry's Weatherhead School of Management in Cleveland offering high praise - and lots of pictures. -- Jonathan Glancey reviews "Model Forms: Sculpture/Architecture in the 1950s and 1960s," a new exhibition in Leeds that celebrates pre-computerized modeling. -- The U.S. government has lots of work for large and small firms. -- It's about money and mold in a Moneo project in Washington, DC. -- An authentic reconstruction of a Shakespearian theater on the boards in the Berkshires (Massachusetts). -- Terrorist-resistant air conditioning is cheap and efficient. -- A county may seek stadium refund from architect. -- London Stock Exchange has big plans. -- Big plans for a Florida development. -- Melbourne's Federation Arch may end up in a recycle pile…and more.

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A towering challenge: A supergroup of architectural talent is gathering to determine what should replace the World Trade Center. By Lisa Rochon- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Newcastle Quayside fears: a new £100 million complex [in Gateshead]...includes a 190-bed hotel, 343 flats and a 750-space multi-storey car park with pubs, clubs and restaurants. - Taylor Woodrow- icNewcastle (UK)

Elusive Dream Of Communal Neighborhood: Greater Hartford Cohousing group thought they'd be sharing meals and forging bonds by now. - Charles Durrett, Kathryn McCamant- Hartford Courant

A living legacy endures: Gregory Ain's '40s-era low-cost housing still retains its modern appeal. The compact but stylish design may provide a blueprint for L.A.'s future. [images]- Los Angeles Times

In Cleveland, shapely building by Gehry aims to shape careers. By Patricia Lowry [images]- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Here's one we made earlier: Before computers took over, architects worked with artists and scale models. The results were often fabulous. By Jonathan Glancey- The Guardian (UK)

Presolicitation Notice: A/E Design Services For The Major Modification Of The Herbert C. Hoover Building, Washington, DC- General Services Administration

Combine Solicitation: open-ended, long-term contract for multiple A/E firms for work in all of the border states- General Services Administration

Home Design Special - Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz; Wharton Esherick; R.M. Schindler; Leo Marmol and Ron Radziner; etc. [images]- New York Times

Envoy's Dream Residence Turns Into a Nightmare - Jose Rafael Moneo- Washington Post

Australians redesign Chinese apartment living - MSJ Architects- Infolink (Australia)

Rose Playhouse vision blooms as project enters design phase: authentic reconstruction of Shakespearean theater in London - Payette Associates; Jon Greenfield; Theatre Projects Consultants- Berkshire Eagle (Massachusetts)

Engineers Develop Economical Terrorist-Resistant Air Conditioning Concept: costs less to install in new construction, is more energy efficient, and is cheaper to operate than the current industry standard.- ScienceDaily

County seeks stadium refund: Cost overruns blamed on architects - NBBJ- Cincinnati Enquirer

London Stock Exchange seeks permission for new buildings - Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners- Financial Times

New Yorkers team up on Buena Vista: architect Bernard Zyscovich's role in the project is good news for the city and its residents- South Florida Business Journal

No takers for state Federation Arch: no one wants Melbourne's controversial pick-up sticks. - Peter Sandow/FMSA Architects- Herald Sun (Australia)

Exhibition: Ecology, Economy, Equity: The Architecture of William McDonough + Partners at the Atlanta International Museum- ArchNewsNow


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