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Today's News - October 24, 2002

Agoos/Lovera Architects gives two companies in the same office building two very different personae. -- For Lower Manhattan, there are lessons to be learned from past planning pundits. -- Toronto invites an international array of "enlightened designers" to explore the city's waterfront. -- The roof has been seeded and it's full "green" ahead for Ford's River Rouge plant. -- Libeskind speaks in Denver, and not just about art. -- A tribute to Ben Thompson. -- Hopefully, Thompson's legacy will inspire Destiny USA, a $2.2 billion, 15 million-square-foot project in Syracuse. -- Another architect makes Fast Company's Trendsetter list. -- Stirling winner design doesn't win. -- Baseball park is a good influence on architecture in San Francisco. -- A tempest is brewing between Israeli architecture and politics. -- The way-overdue Bangkok International Airport wants Murphy Jahn back. -- If approved, hospitality in Aberdeen will include a spinning penthouse. -- Big plans for a former air force base. -- A new leader for the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Company Cultures: Red Tettemer Advertising and Electronic Ink by Agoos/Lovera Architects [images]- ArchNewsNow

Planners Urge Decisions on Downtown: City planners of the past and present gave warning that decisions on the development of Lower Manhattan must be made soon.- New York Times

Take back the waterfront: The rich and powerful seem determined to rob Toronto of its finest asset. But enlightened designers...give renewed hope that a better way forward is possible. By Lisa Rochon- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Ford Gives River Rouge a Green Coat: "transform a 20th-century industrial icon into a model of 21st-century sustainable manufacturing" - William McDonough + Partners- New York Times

Denver Art Museum project touted: Expansion will help knit a new 'urban fabric,' architect says - Daniel Libeskind- Rocky Mountain News

City Observed: Cityscape Pioneer Ben Thompson. By Sam Hall Kaplan- KCRW

Destiny USA: Pyramid ready to break ground for hotel: Architect for hotel design has yet to be chosen- Syracuse Post-Standard

Fast 50 Trendsetter: Build a Brighter Future - Tom Vecchione, Vice president and design director, Gensler- Fast Company

Stirling winner gets knocked back: scheme for Anglia Polytechnic University rejected - Wilkinson Eyre Architects- The Architects' Journal

Pac Bell's neighborly influence: New area buildings reflect design and materials of ballpark. By John King - Heller- Manus Architects; Brand + Allen Architects; HOK Sport- San Francisco Chronicle

Debate Builds Over the Politics of Israeli Architecture - Michael Sorkin; Tom Kay; Eyal Weizman; Rafi Segal; etc.- Forward

Design supremo appointed to put airport back on flightpath: ...government set to propose that the consortium led by Murphy Jahn be brought back as design consultant to get the project on track.- Business Day Thailand

A Taste of the Hotel High Life for Aberdeen: towering steel and glass structure would have 130 rooms with a revolving penthouse suite - Fitzgerald and Associates- Evening Express (Scotland)

$300M plan to develop Norton base site wins OK: redevelopment effort for 500 acres at former Norton Air Force Base- San Bernardino Sun (California)

Poet Dana Gioia to Be Named National Endowment for the Arts Chairman- Washington Post


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