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Today's News - November 6, 2002

Goldberger looks at the progress of WTC memorial. -- Glancey has visions of urban utopias. -- The bad news: major stumbling blocks (and solutions?) to urban development in Washington, DC, Boston, California, and Australia. -- Cleveland courthouse is good (but could have been better). -- The good news: Plans for London's National Gallery "will be the nation's biggest cultural rebuilding exercise since the opening of Tate Modern;" great school design; historic preservation and adaptive re-use in Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon (an architecture eats crow!). -- New digs for National Heritage in UK. -- The latest "must-have" in Singapore: lap pools as architectural wonders (great pictures!). -- An exhibition traces Polish architectural influence in Nigeria…and more.

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Dept. of Commemoration: Less or More: Discussions about how to memorialize the World Trade Center continue. By Paul Goldberger- The New Yorker

Visions of Utopia: Jonathan Glancey imagines a future Britain in which Italian-style hill towns replace the suburbs- The Guardian (UK)

Fear Makes D.C. a Tough Sell To Developers Across Nation: Urban Land Institute conference- Washington Post

Differing views in state on handling of growth: Many measures despite woes of economy. John King- San Francisco Chronicle

Culture shock: City poised for radical new partnership with arts community: ...linking real estate developments and cultural organizations- Boston Herald

50 million people in Australia devastating for Sydney: call for a national summit to debate the future growth and shape of capital cities.- Sydney Morning Herald

U.S. Courthouse ingenius form, great views countered by weak public spaces, lack of funds. By Steven Litt - Kallmann, McKinnell and Wood- Cleveland Plain Dealer

London's National Gallery comes to life: £21m plan...first part of a £100m "wish list" By Hugh Pearman - Sir Jeremy Dixon and Edward Jones; Norman Foster [images]- HughPearman.com (UK)

Scaling the heights of school design: Hampden Gurney...already a 21st century architectural classic - Building Design Partnership [images]- BBC

At the End of the Line, a New Beginning for Historic Site: makeover will turn downtown L.A.'s Pacific Electric Building, terminus for the old trolley line, into apartments. - Killefer Flammang Architects- Los Angeles Times

Good things brewing: architecture critic has to eat some crow on Block 2 of the Brewery Blocks development. By Randy Gragg - GBD Architects- The Oregonian

Reinventing the Old Patent Building [Smithsonian American Art Museum/National Portrait Gallery] - Hartman-Cox Architects [images]- Insight (Washington Times)

Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects to design National Trust HQ- The Architects' Journal (UK)

Lap of luxury: No, these are not koi ponds you are looking at. Skinny lap pools are sprouting up on land and in the sky - Tangguanbee Architects; William Lim Associates; Hirst Bedner Associates; Woha Architects; Bedmar & Shi Designers [images]- The Straits Times (Singapore)

Poland Seeks Closer Ties with Nigeria: Exhibition - "Traditional Nigerian Architecture - Polish Trace" - Zbigniew Dmochowski- This Day (Nigeria)

Gerald D. Hines Recipient of the 2002 Urban Land Institute J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionary Urban Development- ULI

City on a Site: Simmons Hall, Massachusetts Institute of Technology by Steven Holl Architects [images]- ArchNewsNow

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


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