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Today's News - January 20, 2003

This week at ArcSpace brings new (and old) projects from all over. -- Sorkin asks whither democracy in plans for Ground Zero. -- Public hearings don't get good grades. -- Draft for memorial competition fares better. -- Will plans at least jolt architecture in new directions? -- A vertical city rises on Columbus Circle. -- London's Paternoster Square called "…a piece of camp stagecraft." -- Downtown Beirut to be a "showroom" for starchitects. -- Ambitious (and model?) developments in Florida and New York. -- The high's (and low's) of two museum projects in Toronto, and big plans for the Phillips Collection. -- A transparent arts center grows in Brooklyn. -- Was Mies a Nazi?

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- Coop Himmelb(l)au + Partner: Musée des Confluences, Lyon, France
- NOX: D-Tower, Doetinchem, The Netherlands
- A visit to: R. M. Schindler's Buck House, Los Angeles, California
- Álvaro Siza: University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

 Obituary: Eleanore Pettersen, Pioneering Architect, 86- New York Times

Bring It On: In search of democracy at Ground Zero. By Michael Sorkin- Slate

Public Hearings for Ground Zero: ...if there was one thing that absolutely everybody agreed on it was this: these public hearings were done wrong.- Gotham Gazette

Praise for WTC Memorial Draft- NY Newsday

Replacement options for WTC share key aspects: could jolt American architecture in a new direction.- Mercury News (California)

A Vertical Neighborhood Takes Shape: $1.7 billion glass-and-granite puzzle on Columbus Circle called AOL Time Warner Center - Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; etc. [images]- New York Times

If only Sir Christopher were alive today: ...Paternoster Square does little to rescue his masterpiece. By Deyan Sudjic - William Whitfield; Rolfe Judd; Richard MacCormac; Eric Parry and Allies and Morrison- Observer (UK)

Downtown Beirut will become a showroom for world-renowned architects: Raphael Moneo, Vallode Pistre, Kevin Dash, Norman Foster, Jean Carlo de Carlo, Dimitri Prophyisos, Steven Holl, and Jean Nouvel, to name a few- Daily Star (Lebanon)

CityPlace: A Model of Development- NY Newsday

Pilgrim's Pride: Builder has ambitious plan for residential, retail community: 9,000 apartments, upscale shopping, restaurants and millions of square feet of offices - including Long Island's tallest building- NY Newsday

Canada gets its own 'Louvre': Art Gallery of Ontario - Frank Gehry- Christian Science Monitor

Inside the hidden kingdom: Royal Ontario Museum...teetering on the brink of either spectacular triumph or failure - Daniel Libeskind- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Through [$25 million] Addition, Phillips Collection Sees an Answer to Its Needs - Cox Graae + Spack Architects- Washington Post

A See-Through Library of Shifting Shapes and Colors: Brooklyn arts center by Enríque Norten/TEN Arquitectos is a masterwork for New York. By Herbert Muschamp [image]- New York Times

Was Mies a Nazi? By Hugh Pearman [images]- HughPearman.com (UK)

East Meets West on the Waterfront: Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay by Michael Wilford & Partners; DP Architects; Theatre Projects Consultants; and Artec Consultants [images]- ArchNewsNow


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