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Today's News - November 15, 2002

New consultants and two memorial boards added to Lower Manhattan development plans. -- Green is good: trees save money in San Antonio; a landscape architect restores and invents new urban landscapes; U.S. Green Building Council awards (and nary an architect among them); classrooms of the future to be pre-fab, state-of-the-art - and green; teaching sustainability at Yale (scroll down page to reach article); and Target grows a green roof in Chicago. -- Housing design awards in Scotland. -- Eero Saarinen papers find a home at Yale (scroll down page to reach article). -- FBI on the New Jersey waterfront (user- but not too people-friendly - for obvious reasons). -- Museum news in the UK and Canada. -- A call for bigger seats for bigger bottoms. -- Industrial strength fun…and more.

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LMDC Chairman Defends Record: additional architecture firms hired as consultants - Weiss/Manfredi; Robert A.M. Stern Architects; Smith-Miller + Hawkinson- NY Newsday

Two Boards Are Appointed to Guide Sept. 11 Memorial: The new designs for the trade center site from seven teams of architects "are highly varied...infused with imagination"- New York Times

Trees to save San Antonio more than $70 million annually- Environmental News Network

The Places He'll Go to Green the City - Ken Smith Landscape Architect [images]- New York Times

U.S. Green Building Council Honors Industry's Finest With Leadership Awards- Northern Light

Cole Thompson Associates reveals its classrooms of the future [images]- The Architects' Journal (UK)

Cambridge architect advocates sustainability - Alan Short- Yale Daily News

Target store's `green' roof will cut pollution- Chicago Tribune

Saltire unveils housing design winners: share top prize in for excellence in housing design in Scotland - Campbell & Arnott Architects; Malcolm Fraser Architects- The Architects' Journal (UK)

Chicago Transit Authority will move headquarters to $76-million, 400,000sf build-to-suit- Crain's Chicago Business

Yale receives Eero Saarinen papers: more than 600 drawings from Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo & Associates- Yale Daily News

High rise, low profile: Addition to Newark skyline reflects its main tenant -- the FBI - Ehrenkrantz, Eckstut & Kuhn- The Star-Ledger (New Jersey)

Designer of military museum is named - Austin-Smith:Lord [image]- BBC

Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art more than halfway toward its planned $15-million expansion and renovation. - Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Board member asks for more room at rear end: Plans for new public seats in South Auckland have been criticised...they fail to cater for the bottoms of larger Polynesians. - Mike Barns/Oceania Architecture- New Zealand Herald

Industrial-Strength Fun: Looking for a destination with a difference? Try visiting a factory or a company museum -- toilets anybody?- Business Week

Standing Room Only: Promosedia: 26th International Chair Exhibition [images]- ArchNewsNow

This week at ArcSpace:
- High Museum and Woodruff Arts Center Expansion, Atlanta - Renzo Piano Building Workshop; Lord, Aeck, & Sargent
- Louis Vuitton Store, Tokyo - Jun Aoki
- ArcSpace


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