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Today's News - January 30, 2003

A new university annex becomes a hands-on experience in preservation and urban design policy. -- It's unofficial: shortlist for WTC design (Foster was a close third). -- A Canadian critic calls it even before the (un)officials do. -- Lessons in memorial-building from Oklahoma. -- Engineers (finally) getting a star turn. -- Mixed-use developments are not new, but need new thinking. -- Landmark status for the first of 24,000 "little boxes made of ticky-tacky." -- Renewal vs. history in Milwaukee (as elsewhere). -- Another barrage against Chicago's new Soldier Field. -- Another rave review for London's new dance center. -- New life for an architectural grande dame in Auckland. -- On the road with sustainable renovation seminars in Australia. -- P/A Awards at 50: a look back at a venerable program (NYC reception this evening).

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A New Yet Familiar Neighbor: Goldman School of Public Policy UC Berkeley by Architectural Resources Group [images]- ArchNewsNow

The WTC Finalists: A key group of rebuilding officials yesterday agreed on two architecture teams... - Daniel Libeskind; THINK (Rafael Vinoly, Fred Schwartz, etc.)- New York Post

Two plans better than one: Marry Daniel Libeskind's public space with the THINK team's truss structures on the Twin Towers site. By Lisa Rochon- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Oklahoma's lessons for New York: The former site of the Murrah building shows what can go right -- and wrong -- in designing a WTC memorial. By Christopher Knight- Los Angeles Times

The Slide-Rule Set, Nameless No More: a new breed of engineers shedding their nerdy image and inching into the limelight. - Werner Sobek; Cecil Balmond; Chuck Hoberman; Santiago Calatrava; Guy Nordenson; etc.- New York Times

City Observed: Mixed Use Development Observed: most new urbanists remain suburban separatists. By Sam Hall Kaplan- KCRW.org (Los Angeles)

Praising San Francisco's Champion of Conformity: may declare the first Henry Doelger house — as opposed to the 24,000 remarkably similar ones — a historic landmark.- New York Times

It's renewal vs. history on downtown block: Tower would force demolition of Civil War-era buildings. By Whitney Gould - Engberg Anderson Design Partnership [images]- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Opinion: Soldier Field: The Horror Beside the Lake - Lohan Associates; Wood + Zapata- Washington Post

Brilliant step forward: Tate Modern architects have produced a spectacular centre for the world's largest contemporary dance school. By Giles Worsley - Herzog and de Meuron [image]- Telegraph (UK)

Major surgery for regal lady: Auckland's former Chief Post Office part of the $204 million Britomart project - Mario Madayag/Jasmax Architects- New Zealand Herald

Sustainable renovation seminars will hit the road mid-year- Infolink (Australia)

P/A Awards at 50: A History of What's Next: Honoring architectural ideas in their purest form is the bane and brilliance of a venerable program. By John Morris Dixon- Architecture Magazine

WTC Proposals: Who's Saying What Worldwide (updated archive)- 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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