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Today's News - October 22, 2002

Maya Lin designs monuments to explorers. -- Last empty lot in Times Square won't be empty for long. -- The First International Architecture Biennial in Rotterdam next May will examine urban mobility; 11 cities invited, including Beirut. -- Canada and New Zealand celebrate their own on the Pentagon Memorial shortlist. -- Seattle can learn from Boston's Big Dig, and Buffalo seeks advice from the Big Dig's bridge designer. -- Big plans for malls in Russia, and an exhibition in Frankfurt that "celebrates the growing bond between high culture and mall culture" (Koolhaas, Gehry, and Starck included). -- The ghost of Robert Moses in plans to make New York an Olympic City ("before" and "after" renderings very interesting). -- A stunning new cultural center with Asian roots (and great photos!). -- Environmental and social issues "remain estranged at fundamental levels" when it comes to sustainable agendas in urban environments. -- Pelli is pleased with his copper-domed jewel of a music hall in Minnesota.

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Maya Lin's take on Lewis and Clark: Architect to create memorials in at least 4 Washington sites- Seattle Post-Intelligencer

35-Story Tower Is Planned for Last Open Times Sq. Lot - Fox & Fowle- New York Times

Architect looks for 'a room with a view': Award-winning Dutch designer says ‘mobility is an expression of cultural identity’ - Francine Houben/Mecanoo- The Daily Star (Lebanon)

Two architecture professors at the University of Toronto finalists for 9/11 monument: Cheering for each other - Shane Williamson; Michael Meredith [image]- National Post (Canada)

Kiwi designer a finalist in Pentagon Memorial Competition - Jacky Bowring; Room 4.1.3.- Scoop (New Zealand)

Boston's Big Dig: What Seattle can learn- Seattle Times

Striking new visions for the Peace Bridge: Swiss bridge designer brought to Buffalo as a visionary who could help resolve the Peace Bridge controversy - Christian Menn; Dissing and Weitling; Figg Engineering Group [images]- Buffalo News

Construction May Soon Start on Two Hotels in Downtown San Diego - Callison Partnership; Delawie Wilkes Rodrigues Barker and Bretton Associates- Hotel Online

Large Shopping Mall Planned at Oktyabrskaya: seven more shopping and entertainment centers planned- Moscow Times (Russia)

The Fine Art of Shopping: “Shopping—100 Years of Art and Commerce” at Frankfurt’s Schirn Kunsthalle...is as gratifying as an afternoon spent browsing the racks.- Newsweek International

Olympic City, N.Y.: Playing Robert Moses, building an archipelago of glittering facilities, and reimagining the city are, for many, the best Olympic sports. [images]- New York Magazine

Wang's Work of Art: $40M center debuts at Stony Brook - P.H. Tuan [images]- New York Newsday

Opinion: The Urban Game: ...the spread of “sustainability” as a ubiquitous adjective... by Brad Allenby- GreenBiz

A space of their own: New Weber Music Hall jewel of growing University of Minnesota-Duluth music program - Cesar Pelli [image]- Budgeteer News (Minnesota)


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