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Today's News - February 3, 2003

This week on ArcSpace: a cultural center in New York, a house in California, and a museum gallery in Tokyo. -- Will developer Silverstein "put a spanner in the works" of WTC redevelopment? -- Where's the beef (i.e. the bucks) for rebuilding? -- A lively chat with Steven Holl. -- Another thumbs-up for THINK plan instead of "architecture of angst." -- Shanghai still going for tallest. -- Long-lost interview with Albert Speer (a fan of Philip Johnson). -- Welsh Assembly team assembled at last? -- Builders not happy with Chicago's "green roof" plans. -- Philadelphia public wants voice heard in waterfront development project. -- Saving history in Seattle not as easy as one would hope. -- High praise for new London theater. -- Portland park project a no-go for Maya Lin. -- New book on Christopher Wren misses a few important points. -- A virtual trove of Prairie School treasures.

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- Raimond Abraham: Austrian Cultural Forum, New York City
- Michael Jantzen: M - House, Gorman, California
- Yoshio Taniguchi and Associates: The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures, Tokyo National Museum

 Trade Center Leaseholder Says He Has Right to Rebuild as He Wants: a shot across the bow of the entire rebuilding process- New York Times

Silverstein Trashes All WTC Plans [link to rejection letter]- NY Newsday

Money for Rebuilding: Grand Plans and Empty Coffers- Gotham Gazette

A Conversation With Steven Holl: why the tallest building in the world on the WTC site is "inappropriate," and why architects should have been among the decision makers for the Ground Zero design competition. [transcript]- Gotham Gazette

For Ground Zero, one vision rises above: Amid unsettling and macabre plans, Think's stands tall. By Edward Gunts- Baltimore Sun

Shanghai Aims For World's Tall Building (AP) - Kohn Pedersen Fox- NY Newsday

Of gods and monsters: Robert Hughes finds mislaid tape recording of 1978 interview with Albert Speer- Guardian (UK)

Sacked architects back on Welsh Assembly project - Richard Rogers Partnership [image]- BBC

Builders see red over green roofs: want the [Chicago] administration to back off, contending that environmentally friendly roofs cost twice or three times- Crain's Chicago Business

Editorial: Rivers of opinion: Public eager to solve Penn's Landing riddle...wants in on the decision-making.- Philadelphia Inquirer

Endangered Seattle: Historic preservation? It's just so yesterday.- Seattle Weekly

Rebuilding a cultural icon: Rab Bennetts' new Hampstead Theatre, London. By Hugh Pearman [images]- HughPeaman.com

Pearl park sculpture strangled by red tape: Maya Lin rescinds project after artistic differences arise- Portland Tribune (Oregon)

'On a Grander Scale': The Polymath Architect...Christopher Wren stands out. By Witold Rybczynski- New York Times

Institute of Arts has great new Prairie School Web site- Minneapolis Star Tribune

WTC Proposals: Who's Saying What Worldwide (updated Jan. 31)- ArchNewsNow


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