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Today's News - January 13, 2003

Ground Zero: hearings and ponderings. -- New life for British piers. -- Neo-modernism and theatrics by two young architects. -- Historic treasures in Chicago endangered; while a documentary points out the city's "obsession with architecture." -- Exploring the urbanization of China. -- Clients as risk-takers. -- School design daze in Los Angeles: "Local architects spoke on condition of anonymity, saying they feared losing local work if they publicly criticized [billionaire] Broad." -- Old Town owners call in big gun. -- An architect and his furniture. -- A bipolar landscape for a museum. -- Geoffrey Bawa drawings inspire. -- Unusual views of Sydney.

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New Issues as Hearings Address Rebuilding of Lower Manhattan: citywide public hearings today and tomorrow- New York Times

Pondering Reality Of WTC Visions: last month's optimism has been tempered by skepticism among the public and civic leaders...- NY Newsday

On the waterfront: As its pier crumbles, Brighton should look to Bexhill for a new approach to the sea, says Jonathan Glancey - Niall McLaughlin Architects- Guardian (UK)

A Neo-Modernist Is Having His Moment - Brad Cloepfil/Allied Works Architecture [images]- New York Times

Steve Tompkins and the theatre of happenstance. By Hugh Pearman - Haworth Tompkins [images]- HughPearman.com

Research and destroy: Developers and city officials have sent to the scrap heap the very treasures they vowed to preserve. By Blair Kamin et al [images]- Chicago Tribune

Chicago builds on its history: "Chicago: City of the Century" PBS series review- Rocky Mountain News (Denver)

Ambivalent Views of an Urbanized China: Fourth Shanghai Biennale...grounded in the idea of "urban creation."- New York Times

Architects appreciate clients who take risks. By Whitney Gould- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Billionaire's clout swaying LAUSD: High school plan radically altered - Coop Himmelblau; HMC Group; AC Martin Partners- Los Angeles Daily News

Old Town Blaze-site owners call in top architect - Malcolm Fraser- The Scotsman (UK)

Local architect makes furniture that celebrates life - James O'Toole/L.D. Astorino Architects [images]- Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh)

The Modern Lawn: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth landscape is bipolar - Tadao Ando; SWA Group; Site Planning Site Development- Star-Telegram (Dallas/Ft. Worth)

Drawn to architecture: An exhibition of the architectural drawings of acclaimed Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa provides insights into his creative processes [images]- Business Times (Singapore)

Access all areas: There's more to Sydney than meets the eye. Take a peek under the city's skirts...- Sydney Morning Herald


- 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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