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Today's News - January 10, 2003

Libeskind willing to change his pit design. -- New landmarks in Chicago. -- Landmarks lost and threatened in U.K. and Pennsylvania. -- Preservationists not happy about NYC subway plans and historic home makeovers. -- Confusing and sad tale of famed villa in Jerusalem. -- Plans for a new urban village in Wales. -- French experts study urban developments in Iran. -- McMansions with a Russian accent. -- Fixing Glitter Gulch in Las Vegas. -- Catching the sun in foggy San Francisco. -- Environmental issues for the new year. -- High-tech for young architects in UAE. -- Time to slow down…it's good for you and the environment.

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WTC Memorial Designer Open To Pit Change: Daniel Libeskind said he'd be willing to alter his design's signature element- New York Post

2 buildings take step to become landmarks- Chicago Tribune

Demolition of a Victorian mill highlights failings in Ulster's planning system- The Times (UK)

Pennsylvania: Saving the steel skyline: Many residents and architects consider the Bethlehem Steel blast furnaces a national landmark [images]- CNN

Renovation, Preservation, Consternation: preservationists and community groups opposed to subway renovation plans- New York Times

A new vision of the classics: Working at a feverish pace, Xorin Balbes brings new vitality to grand old homes, but preservationists aren't entirely happy. [images]- Los Angeles Times

Villa Dolorosa: The story of Villa Salameh, one of the most impressive buildings in Jerusalem [image]- Ha`aretz (Israel)

Urban village plan for refinery site: size and scope of the Welsh project makes Llandarcy a landmark in regeneration- BBC

French officials inspect urban development projects- IranMania

The Czar Didn't Sleep Here: Moscow's version of the Hamptons...post-Soviet McMansions - Mikhail D. Kharit/Intex [images]- New York Times

Fixing Fremont: A roundtable of historians, architects and other brainiacs remakes Glitter Gulch. Pardon our dust [images- Las Vegas Mercury

'Fog City' Catches a Few Rays: San Francisco hopes to become a center for "green" building.- Wired News

The Major Environmental Battles of 2003- Gotham Gazette

Varsity sets up architecture lab- Gulf News (UAE)

Young urbanites launch journal: ...a new publication that takes a different look at metropolises and the suburbs...focus on smart growth amd more- Baltimore Sun

Is there time to slow down? As the world speeds up, how cultures define the elastic nature of time may affect our environmental health- Christian Science Monitor


- Competition winner: Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA): Central Chinese Television (CCTV) Headquarters, Beijing, China
- Opera design: Zaha Hadid: "Desire" at Helmut List-Halle, Graz, Austria
- Under construction: Michael Maltzan Architecture: Kidspace Children's Museum, Pasadena, California
- Books: Samuel Mockbee; Santiago Calatrava


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