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Today's News - February 11, 2003

Developer wants all the bucks for his buildings. -- Money speaks louder than architecture. -- Time gives time to Libeskind. -- Brownfields can turn green. -- Rethinking urban development. -- One solution: floating cities? -- Barcelona planner takes a look at Plymouth, UK. -- Massive California development off the radar of sprawl-watchers. -- A model development in Colorado. -- Historic remodels in Portland disappoint. -- Mori and Wright the right fit. -- No slowdown in museum expansions and design competitions. -- Neutra house a steal(?) at $7 million.

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Offices at WTC site is titan's tall order: Silverstein Says That Billions in WTC Insurance Must Pay for Office Buildings - and nothing else.- NY Daily News

Site Unseen: The two final plans for rebuilding ground zero may seem like a triumph of design, but in fact they’re a triumph for developers. By Joseph Giovannini- New York Magazine

Filling The Voids: Daniel Libeskind, once just a theorist, is now the world's hottest practitioner- Time magazine

Obituary: Courtland Paul, 75; Landscape Architect, a founding member of the American Institute of Landscape Architects- Los Angeles Times

Brownfields: bounty from a $7-billion blue box: a new strategy from National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Immediate need to rethink urban development- Builder Online

Off-shore cities floated as cure for overcrowding- Observer (UK)

Vision for City Must Be Bolder: Cultural Strategy for Plymouth - David Mackay/MBM Arquitectes- Plymouth Evening Herald (UK)

Newhall Ranch a World Away From Ahmanson: Far from L.A.'s wealthy activists, 21,600-home project avoids the outcry over a smaller plan.- Los Angeles Times

Western Belle: A Colorado developer's risk pays off as he creates a new model for affordability and design. - Arlo Braun and Associates- Builder Online

Two tricky remodels prove disappointing: Pioneer Courthouse and Portland Art Museum - SERA Architects; Ann Beha Architects- The Oregonian

Toshiko Mori's design matches her to Mr. Wright: Darwin D. Martin House Complex [images]- Buffalo News

Polshek Partnership Chosen as Architect for Expansion of the Ackland Art Museum- Art Museum Network News

Art Institute Proceeds With Plans for New Renzo Piano Wing: $100 Million Raised to Date- Yahoo News

Finalists: San Jose State University Museum of Art and Design Competition: SPF:a; Eight, Inc.; WW; PXS; Swanke Hayden Connell/London [images]- San Jose State University

First-time listing of Neutra's Henry Singleton House [scroll down page]- Los Angeles Times

Good Urbanism: RiverPark Master Plan to transform 700 acres of abandoned gravel-mining pits and a failed commercial project - AC Martin Partners [images]- ArchNewsNow

WTC Proposals: Who's Saying What Worldwide (updated Feb. 7)- ArchNewsNow


- 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


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