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Today's News - January 15, 2003

Ground Zero: Public hearings continue, emotional, but how productive? -- Littenberg explains her plan, but doubts any of the nine designs will be built. -- Imagine New York offers a concise comparison of the plans. -- A call to kill Koolhaas museum design. -- Planning New South Wales offers web-based tool with sustainability benchmarks for architects and developers. -- Not enough money in green design for many U.S. developers. -- New looks for cell towers. -- Bad and good news for two San Francisco museums. -- Part 2 of report on Chicago's vanishing landmarks. -- A revitalized urban center for Sheffield, UK. -- New visions for Vancouver. -- Mammoth billboards and San Francisco's cityscape. -- Big plans in Alabama.

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A Hint of Rebuilding Fatigue- New York Times

Trade Center Plans Gain Zero Ground: At Manhattan Hearing, Emotions Rise Higher Than Any Design- Washington Post

A Conversation With Barbara Littenberg/Peterson/Littenberg {transcript]- Gotham Gazette

Imagine NY II: The People's Response- Imagine New York

Obituary: W. Schoenfeld, 78; Architect Helped Create the 'New LAX'- Los Angeles Times

City Observed: LACMA Redesign Postponed: ...the museum's directors should...kill the Rem Koolhaas scheme and bury it in that infamous cemetery of architectural vanities. By Sam Hall Kaplan- KCRW.org (Los Angeles)

Planning NSW facilitates sustainable design- Infolink (Australia)

Not Building Green Is Called a Matter of Economics- New York Times

Calling All Cacti: Cellular Antennae Try to Blend In [images]- Wired magazine

Rough road to Jewish museum: original vision won't be final product ...new Mexican Museum moves ahead - Daniel Libeskind; Ricardo Legorreta- San Francisco Chronicle

The demolition machine: The city that wrecks: Developers and the city continue to raze potential landmarks with assembly-line efficiency. By Patrick T. Reardon and Blair Kamin- Chicago Tribune

Giving heart to the city: Sheffield has been revitalised by projects in a Victorian style - but some of the original vigour has been lost, says Giles Worsley - Pringle Richards Sharratt- Telegraph (UK)

An architect's vision: Angela Danadjieva is known...for her ability to soften the gritty realities of urban concrete-scapes...now offering her talents and experience to Vancouver- The Oregonian

This space could be yours: The new structures in the Bay Area that say the most about our society's values aren't churches or museums or skyscrapers... By John King- San Francisco Chronicle

$100 million transformation of Gulf State Park - Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates- Mobile Register


- 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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