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Today's News - December 9, 2002

ArcSpace visits Kyoto. -- Mayor has big plans for NYC housing. -- Rebuilding delegation seeks inspiration in Europe, finding much that works (and much that doesn't). -- Will Alsop's Cloud "is set to become the fourth grace on the Pier Head in Liverpool." -- An "urban surgeon" and team have big plans they can't really talk about yet. -- Local architect wins big in Moscow. -- An architect calls a critic's lamentation "a shallow and insincere attempt to redeem his past glorification of architects serving their own mission…without conscience." -- Milwaukee, as elsewhere, struggles with issues of historic architectural importance. -- Saved treasures in Palm Springs and the San Francisco Bay area, and threat of losing a treasure in Brisbane. -- Another review of Ando's Ft. Worth museum. -- Maki returns to St. Louis. -- Many approaches to urban synagogue design. -- Who is George Gilbert Scott, Jr.?

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- A visit to Kyoto’s Kitayama Street: A combination of Japanese modernity and tradition
- Tadao Ando: Garden of Fine Arts, Kyoto
- Arata Isozaki: Kyoto Concert Hall

 Mayor Envisions Housing Revival Unmatched Since the 80's: roughly 60,000 housing units throughout the five boroughs over the next four years- New York Times

NYC Rebuilding Delegation to Europe: looked at Europe's reconstruction projects, development plans and memorials with New York in mind.- Gotham Gazette

Alsop set to add magic touch to Liverpool's waterfront: has won a competition for a new building on one of the world's great waterfronts.- Guardian (UK)

Resurrection architecture: Renowned "urban surgeon" Jon Jerde and his band of globe-trotting architects have a plan for Sacramento's so-called Depot District- Sacramento Bee

Design Is Unveiled for New City Hall: local architect wins international competition - Mikhail Khazanov [image]- Moscow Times (Russia)

Letters: For the greater good: Nicolai Ouroussoff laments the lack of social consciousness...overlooks the real things that are going on right in our backyards and frontyards. By Mark Mack/MACK Architect(s)- Los Angeles Times

Milwaukee needs a stronger system for preserving historic buildings. By Whitney Gould- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

City to use Tramway Gas Station landmark: For years, the Albert Frey-designed building, with its sloped roof and modernist design, sparked controversy.- The Desert Sun (Palm Springs)

Saving the house that Marsh built: 1856 Contra Costa mansion to be centerpiece of new park [images]- San Francisco Chronicle

Historic home threatened with wrecking ball: could be demolished and Brisbane's entire Kangaroo Point property converted to high-rise units [image]- Courier-Mail (Australia)

Incredible Lightness: ...Japan’s Tadao Ando is now leaving his lyrical mark on the American landscape [image]- Newsweek

Washington University, St. Louis visual arts center comes into view - Fumihiko Maki; RMW Architects + Design [image]- St. Louis Post-Dispatch

In Synagogue Design, Many Paths: On the outside, newest synagogues have one thing in common: almost nothing. - Pasanella & Klein Stolzman & Berg Architects; BKSK Architects; LWC Design; Thierry W. Despont; MSM Architects; Stephen Tilly Architect; R G Roesch Architecture [images]- New York Times

The man between: His father built St Pancras station, his son designed the red telephone box. But who was George Gilbert Scott Jr? By Jonathan Glancey- Guardian (UK)


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