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Today's News - December 12, 2002

World Architecture magazine (almost) gone. -- Washington, DC has its own seven teams vying for downtown project. -- Winners and losers from grand urban scale to a residential gem: entire neighborhoods in Hebron, New York, and Edinburgh; churches in the UK and Pittsburgh; and a mid-20th century treasure in Dallas. -- Lessons from the past for Detroit (and elsewhere). -- The changing face of retail architecture. -- New York architect will make music in Cleveland. -- Ando's (unofficial) fan club. -- Another new museum in Queens. -- Gaudi once told a critic: "We are not building it so that you will like it." (didn't we overhear the same attitude just the other day?)…and more.

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ArchNewsNow Scoop: World Architecture Magazine Scaling Back from Monthly to Annual- ArchNewsNow

Seven Groups Vie for Downtown Project: Developers File Initial Proposals for Old Washington Convention Center Site- Washington Post

Pernicious promenade: 22 buildings of architectural and historical value will be demolished in the old town of Hebron "for military needs" By Esther Zandberg [image]- Ha`aretz (Israel)

Businesses Fight to Keep New Housing Out of Meatpacking District: smells, noises and sights of the area make it incompatible with new housing- New York Times

So is this building one of the city gems? Controversial choices for Edinburgh’s ‘treasure’ vote- Edinburgh Evening News

Roman Catholic Diocese's opposition to preservation laws is mounting. By Patricia Lowry- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Landmark church looks set for rescue: one of only two churches by Victorian architect John Dobson to remain virtually unaltered.- icNewcastle (UK)

It's last call for Highland Park home: With no buyer yet for noted Texas architect Howard Meyer house, company set to raze it [image]- Dallas Morning News

Grand visions of the past have been flops: Commitment is key for Detroit riverfront project- Detroit Free Press

'Magic to stir men's blood': Shops were once gorgeous temples to luxury. Where did architects go wrong? By Jonathan Glancey- Guardian (UK)

An architect of note gets nod to expand Cleveland Institute of Music. By Steven Litt - Charles T. Young- Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ando's pilgrims: From the time the walls first began to rise at the new Modern, fans have traveled from afar to view the master's latest work in progress- Star-Telegram (Dallas/Ft. Worth)

A Hub for Modern Sculpture Settles Into Queens - Maya Lin; David Hotson- New York Times

Misunderstood Gaudi Now Toast of Barcelona- Reuters

Not Your Father's Car Dealer: Jaguar of Tampa by JGA, Inc. and Illuminating Concepts [images]- ArchNewsNow

ArchNewsNow Editor Wears Two Hats: AIA New York Chapter Launches Recast OCULUS Magazine; Names Kristen Richards Editor- ArchNewsNow


- 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


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