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Today's News - November 4, 2002

This week at ArcSpace: Venturi and Scott Brown retrospective in Pittsburgh; and Otis College of Art and Design project by Frederick Fisher and Partners. -- New York City got the Olympic 2012 nod on Saturday; if it wins over such cities as Paris, Moscow, Rio, Rome, and Berlin on 2005, there are big plans (and according to many -- bigger headaches). -- A study in contrasts at Princeton University: Gehry and Gothic. -- The banker brought Mies van der Rohe to Toronto 40 years ago. -- Local vs. global architecture is the subject of a conference in St. Petersburg, Russia, this winter. -- Housing issues in California: "Making communities denser won't create urban problems. Sprawl will." -- A new town center for Swindon, UK. -- A new high school "so bold and exuberant that it almost takes your breath away." -- Views from the bridges in Pittsburgh is good news for highways everywhere. -- Gensler goes green, but "despite the hype for sustainable design, the limitations remain daunting." -- Denmark's newest museum to be largest built since 1896. -- A (friendlier than Muschamp's) take on "New Hotels for Global Nomads" exhibition. -- UK firms merge; and U.S. firms' profits and revenues split.

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This week at ArcSpace:
- Exhibition: Out of the Ordinary: The Architecture and Design of Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown and Associates, Carnegie Museum of Art , Pittsburgh; and
- Galef Center for Fine Arts and Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, by Frederick Fisher and Partners
- ArcSpace

After the Promises Come the Realities: New York City captures the U.S. Olympic Committee's nomination to serve as the host city for the 2012 Summer Games.- New York Times

In the Excitement of an Olympic Bid, a $1 Billion Stadium- New York Times

A Vow on Downtown Redevelopment: City says $5-billion Olympic plans wont hurt lower Manhattan- NY Newsday

Frank Gehry library and gothic-style dorm by Demetri Porphyrios in the works. [images]- Princeton Packet

A study in contrasts: Initial plans revealed for Princeton's Whitman College, science library - Frank Gehry; Demetri Porphyrios [images]- Princeton Weekly Bulletin

The banker who insisted Toronto be remembered with respect: The public importance of architecture is being understood again as it was at a defining moment in Toronto's history by Allen Lambert and his colleagues 40 years ago.- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Will Forces of Globalization Overwhelm Traditional Local Architecture? By Roger K. Lewis- Washington Post

Cities balk at [California] state mandate to plan for more people: planning for more homes has run up against public fear that building them will lead to urban sprawl (AP)- San Francisco Gate

Shillam + Smith seeks approval for 70 million development for Swindon town centre scheme [image]- The Architects' Journal (UK)

School's architecture instructs, inspires: Rare is the new building that deserves to be called thrilling. By Whitney Gould - Hammel, Green & Abrahamson; Continuum Architects + Planners [images]- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Editorial: Roads with a view / The Fort Pitt fight engineers a new barrier...that lets in the view...other states will be free to use the landscape-friendly design as well.- Pittsburgh Post Gazette

When Less is Moore: The Moore Foundation pushes Gensler for the greenest headquarters possible. [images]- Metropolis magazine

New art museum set for Aarhus, Denmark - Schmidt, Hammer, and Lassen- Copenhagen Post

Exhibition Review: Hotels With Staying Power: "New Hotels for Global Nomads" By Linda Hales- Washington Post

UKs largest architecture practice Building Design Partnership (BDP) in merger agreement with Whicheloe Macfarlane MDP- The Architects' Journal (UK)

Industry Trends: Profits and revenues move in opposite directions- ZweigWhite

Who What When - 10/31/02: dates & deadlines, noteworthy, on the boards, names and faces- ArchNewsNow


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