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Today's News - January 3, 2003

A governor takes on sprawl. -- New landmarks chief for NYC. -- Money and culture in Toronto. -- An intermission in cultural projects? -- Piano's "peeled onion" makes beautiful music in Rome. -- Koolhaas takes on broadcast HQ in Beijing. -- Set designers set the stage for livable homes. -- Brown wants to make cities green; McDonough wants to take on the world. -- School design trends from both coasts (including "warm," "cozy," "light," and "comfortable").

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New Jersey Governor Enlists Himself in 'War on Sprawl'- New York Times

New landmarks chair for New York City - Robert B. Tierney- Crain's New York

Toronto's cultural giants have big pockets to fill: Government funds boost plans for city's arts buildings - but $420M still needed - Daniel Libeskind; Frank Gehry; Diamond and Schmitt Architects- National Post (Canada)

On with the show: a global “rash” of new theatres and concert halls...The curtain may be about to fall, at least for an intermission.- The Economist (UK)

Putting nowhere on the concertgoer's map: Parco della Musica [Rome]..."lutes" or gigantic half-peeled onions - Renzo Piano [image]- Financial Times (UK)

Dutch architect Koolhaas adds to Beijing skyline: $600 million for a creation being billed as an urban icon. (Reuters)- SABC (South Africa)

A stage for living: ‘Livable’ home not designed by an architect? By Arrol Gellner- Inman News

The Big Green Apple: Hillary Brown is out to prove that if sustainable buildings can make it here, they'll make it anywhere.- Metropolis Magazine

Brave Green World: Architect Bill McDonough is an environmental innovator, but his politics are a lot less thoughtful than his buildings.- The American Prospect

Model school in W. Phila. is built for learning - Atkin, Olshin, Lawson-Bell- Philadelphia Inquirer

Less-rigid design makes schools more friendly - Dull Olson Weekes- The Oregonian

New design, technology in school with taxpayers: more attention to technology, security issues, energy efficiency and design details...with the community's needs in mind. - Thomas Associates; Scott Spiezle Architects; MRM Architecture- The Times (New Jersey)

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