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Today's News - January 22, 2003

Ground Zero: as graze land; a potential turf war; and another voice to rebuild the towers. -- Viñoly profiled (glasses and all). -- 10 countries joining the EU must adopt environmental laws. -- New life for an old plaza. -- New hope for NYC landmarks. -- New mag focuses on African-American design professionals. -- Historic treasures always a focus in the UK. -- Curb appeal in Berkeley. -- A Moore no more in San Antonio. -- Two shows to catch in Boston. -- Segways and sidewalks: not a good mix. -- An artful solution for a bridge barrier. -- Mold/mould everywhere.

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Ground zero: Where the buffalo roam? A new film...offers a daring, crackpot vision for the World Trade Center memorial: A 16-acre park full of free-roaming bison.- Slate

Tomson departure at LMDC could spark turf war- Crain's New York

Opinion: When Landmarks Fall: the right thing to do is rebuild the World Trade Center- NY Post

A Visionary of the Skyline, With 3 Pairs of Glasses - Rafael Viñoly- New York Times

A Larger Europe Will Be a Greener Europe- Environment News Service

Renovation Plans in the Works for Old MGM Plaza: 15-acre Santa Monica site will be renamed and transformed into a lush corporate campus and public park. - Pamela Burton & Co.- Los Angeles Times

Community hopes Landmarks head continues openness trend - Robert B. Tierney- The Villager (NYC)

A new page in African-American decor: 'Homes of Color'...features often-overlooked African-American professionals.- Christian Science Monitor

Architect's masterpiece saved at 11th hour: Heritage group's grant will regenerate Egyptian Halls - Alexander "Greek" Thomson- The Herald (Scotland)

Sir John Vanbrugh home put to test, 300 years on- Guardian (UK)

Arts Council of Northern Ireland takes the lead on architecture- Archéire

In Berkeley, Strollers Find Art With Curb Appeal - Bernard Maybeck [images]- New York Times

$7 million gift to boost McNay Art Museum plan: preparing to demolish the never-completed Charles Moore building...new structure designed by French architect Jean-Paul Viguier- San Antonio Express-News

Slide and Seek: Carsten Höller: Half Fiction & Building a Vision: Diller + Scofidio in Boston- Weekly Dig (Boston)

Segway Hits City Roadblock: San Francisco first large municipality to outlaw the Segway Human Transporter on its sidewalks (AP)- Wired magazine

Bridge a 'veil' of hope: More suicides as crews rush to finish barrier [images]- Toronto Star

Mold: Behind the hype: The health risks of mold in buildings make scientists nervous — but not because they think mold is toxic- FacilitiesNet

Mould worries real estate sector: Invisible mould spores drifting freely in and out of commercial buildings, public institutions and homes are the latest problem to strike...- Globe and Mail (Canada)

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