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Today's News - January 21, 2003

Gaudí at Ground Zero - what a concept! -- Airports/Ground Zero land swap still a possibility. -- Downtown countdown, but any new visions? -- Libeskind a front-runner. -- Not very high praise for Warsaw mall and Cleveland convention center. -- Atlantic City casinos to fund FLW housing project 85 years later. -- Three teams vie for Boston project. -- British study focuses on sustainable initiatives in the U.S. -- Plans for farmland gives lip service to smart growth. -- Big names with small budgets give big look to campus. -- Exhibitions in New York and Washington, DC: Le Corbusier and sustainable architecture. (A non-architectural but sad news item: Al Hirschfeld, 99, died yesterday.)

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Postmodern? In a Manner of Speaking: Yet another world-class architect has created yet another design for ground zero - Antoni Gaudí [images]- New York Times

WTC Site Swap Is Back on the Table- NY Post

Downtown countdown: City nears decisions on WTC site rebuild- NY Daily News

Lots Of New Plans; Any New Visions? By Tom Angotti- Gotham Gazette

The Man Who Is Almost There - Daniel Libeskind- New York Observer

A great place, with shopping attached: €250 million Z³ote Tarasy...a matter of taste - Jerde Partnership International [image]- Warsaw Business Journal (Poland)

Plans [for 500,000-square-foot convention center] worked up by Gino Rossetti are solid and workmanlike but generic and uninspiring. By Steven Litt- Cleveland Plain Dealer

New Atlantic City Neighborhood Features Frank Lloyd Wright Designs- Gambling Magazine

Looking into the future: Residents get peek at Waterworks proposals - Cambridge Seven Associates;
DiMella/Shaffer and Graham Gund; Elkus/Manfredi
- Boston Herald

Study: Painting the Town Green: the use of urban sustainability indicators in the U.S. By Anindita Mitra- RICS Foundation (UK)

Evolution of Pabst Farms should teach us a few things: It looks to become yet another uninspired, expensive, auto-dependent suburb. By Whitney Gould- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Campus Builds a Big Look on a Modest Budget: Cal State Northridge...uses eye-fooling design to compensate for limited repair funds. - Leidenfrost/Horowitz & Associates; Pamela Burton and Co.; Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer; Robert A.M. Stern; Fields Devereaux [images]- Los Angeles Times

Exhibit surveys early influences on titan of modern architecture: "Le Corbusier Before Le Corbusier" at Bard Graduate Center (AP)- Canada.com

Green Giants On the Horizon: "Big & Green: Toward Sustainable Architecture in the 21st Century" at the National Building Museum- Washington Post

Looking Ahead: From Ground Zero to Gehry's Disney. By Herbert Muschamp- New York Times

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


- 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


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