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Today's News - December 2, 2002

It will take the rest of the week to catch up with the last four days! ArcSpace reviews beautiful books. -- Architecture for Humanity announces Mobile AIDS unit competition winners. -- A bit of backpedaling on Lower Manhattan development disagreements (there will be much more on this through the week, we're sure). -- Is there something NY could learn from Dubai, Dublin, and Las Vegas? -- Usual allies duel over fate of TWA terminal. -- Global philanthropy. -- No budget/no vision for socially responsible architecture? -- Too much archibabble? -- Growing pains (and poetry) in Sydney. -- Good works in Los Angeles and Washington, DC. -- You'll wish you'd kept those napkin sketches. -- Arquitectonica believes in bold. -- Viñoly breakthroughs for research and art…and more.

Editor's note: Our 7-day free trial to The Architects' Journal (UK) expired yesterday, but we still get to see the headlines. Today: Richard Rogers unveils his "best public building since Pompidou": a 300m-long elliptical design with a rooftop park and a public promenade in Birmingham.

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Four Books for the Holidays:
Barragán: Space and Shadow, Walls and Colour
Futuro: Tomorrow’s House from Yesterday
Architecture Now II
Studios by the Sea: Artists of Long Island's East End

 Inspiring Design: Winners of Architecture for Humanity's Mobile HIV/AIDS Health Clinic Design Competition [images]- ArchNewsNow

PA will be MIA at WTC unveiling: Port Authority is working on its own master plan - Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Kuhn Architects- NY Daily News

Planners Vow to Cooperate in Rebuilding Trade Center: taking a new tack: acknowledging their previous disagreements- New York Times

Dubai, Dublin, Las Vegas top Jones Lang LaSalle’s ranking of global real estate- National Real Estate Investor

Unusual Planning Duel Over Eero Saarinen's Kennedy Terminal - Municipal Art Society; Docomomo U.S.; H3 Architecture- New York Times

Hope restored: An unusual L.A.-based philanthropy group...is aiding endangered historic properties around the globe.- Los Angeles Times

At the elite's altar: Why have U.S. architects largely left behind the idea of work with a social impact? By Nicolai Ouroussoff- Los Angeles Times

Defenestration: Of archispeak and talkitecture. By William Safire- New York Times

Ode to a Developer: It's gotta be tall or it won't stack up, We'll use an architect who will only say yup...- Sydney Morning Herald

Puritan in the Spirit of Thanksgiving: a few architectural projects that serve and grace our cityscape...not the projects that usually win awards. By Sam Hall Kaplan - Steven Ehrlich; Mark Gangi; Killefer Flammang- KCRW.org (Los Angeles)

Remodeled Buildings, Retail Projects Are Rejuvenating Eastern Sector in Downtown D.C. By Roger K. Lewis- Washington Post

Drawing board masters: Architects' sketches used to be thrown out with the rubbish. But yesterday's bin-fodder is today's treasured art- Telegraph (UK)

For Yin and Yang Architects, Heat in a Work of Light: Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Laurinda Spear have no trouble defending their work. - Arquitectonica- New York Times

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Aims for an Architectural Breakthrough - Rafael Viñoly Architects- Washington Post

First peek: Cleveland Museum of Art unveils expansion details. By Steven Litt - Rafael Viñoly Architects- Cleveland Plain Dealer

Two schools, one artistic force: California College of Arts and Crafts and San Francisco Art Institute consider merging- San Francisco Chronicle


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