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Today's News - December 18, 2002

Muschamp didn't get his scoop, but he has his say. -- The less-glamorous part of WTC plans: money. -- A few Ground Zero ideas leak out. -- Social housing in Canada gets reconnected to community. -- New urban complex from old mill. - Future of large California development not certain. -- The greening of health care design. -- Young architect from Amman a winner. -- Three plans for expansion of museum on the Hudson. -- Celebrating Frank Lloyd Wright in Chattanooga and Wisconsin. -- Students take on car museum. -- Car design and Gehry. -- The real not-so-big house for sale…and more.

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At Ground Zero, the Freshest Architecture May Be the Answer By Herbert Muschamp- New York Times

Next: Funding WTC Projects- NY Newsday

A floating memorial with 2,800 lights and the tallest towers in the world are among the ideas...planners hoping the new round of designs will capture the public's imagination. (AP)- San Francisco Gate

New face for Regent Park [Canada's oldest social housing complex]: Vast project would reconnect area to city- Toronto Star

From an Old Mill Site to a New Urban Complex in Atlanta: embracing New Urbanist principles of walkable space- New York Times

Delay Sought in Development Vote...on the future of the 3,050-home Ahmanson Ranch Development in Ventura County, California- New York Times

The Greening of Health Care: Following ancient advice first, do no harm hospitals are being transformed from danger zones to healing environments- Utne Reader

It's time to dust off a crown jewel: Old Mint should be city history museum- San Francisco Chronicle

Khaled Nahhas/Symbios Architecture wins Cityscape Young Architect Award- Gulf News (UAE)

Architects mull Olana museum expansion - Michael Graves & Associates; Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates; Voorsanger & Associates- The Independent (New York)

Frank Lloyd Wright House On Ridge Turns 50 [images]- The Chattaqnoogan

Wright's organic design still felt at Canoe Bay - John Rattenbury- Chicago Sun-Times

Leading international architecht takes helm of architectural division of Dubai's PHB Group - Peter Jackson- AME Info

LeMay Car Museum inspires architecture students: (Watch out, Gensler.)- The News Tribune (Tacoma, Washington)

Bilbao on Wheels: BMW's Z4 seems less like Gehry's masterpiece than Mather House, a high-rise Harvard dorm- Slate

House that sparked a reconsideration of design on sale: Sarah Susanka's Not So Big House (AP)prototype- Charlotte Observer

10 Titles to Inspire, Inform, and Amuse: Holiday Book Round-up- ArchNewsNow


- Zaha Hadid Architects: Bergisel Ski Jump 2002, Bergisel Mountain, Austria
- Mecanoo Architecten: St. Maria of the Angels Cemetery Chapel, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
- And our annual fundraiser: Le Corbusier's Monastery of Sainte-Marie de La Tourette, Eveux, France, needs your help


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