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Today's News - February 12, 2003

There's more than enough space for a memorial. -- Ground Zero development "not as simple as issuing a politically correct mission statement, or running a routine design competition." -- Then there's the West Side. -- A Top 10 list of planning issues. -- New life for ugly buildings of the 1960s or 1970s. -- Piano plans shrink in Chicago; Phillips Collection expands. -- Preservation projects jeopardized in Baltimore. -- Casino designs don't thrill all in Detroit (there are renderings, but architects not named). -- Bridges as community icons. -- A new design tool in lighting. -- An African-American architect is lauded, while a Brit has a lot of hype to live up to. -- Architecture on exhibit in Israel and Lebanon. -- Common objects and high design.

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Designs Leave Blanks for 9/11 Memorial Contest to Fill: offer acres of space...that could be the subject of the memorial competition.- New York Times

Building on the lessons of history: other great - and not so great - architectural projects may serve as lessons. By Henry C K Liu- Asia Times

Slow Down on Far West Midtown: another Robert Moses-sized project has flown under the radar... By Jonathan Bowles- Center for an Urban Future

Op-Ed: Top Ten Planning Issues Of 2002: from the best places to live to understanding the impact of 9/11 on our cities.- PLANetizen

A vision in concrete: Recent projects prove that the eyesores of the 1960s and '70s may not be beyond redemption. By Giles Worsley - Wilkinson Eyre; Alford Hall Monaghan Morris; Caruso St John; Alan Short- Telegraph (UK)

Art Institute shrinks plan for a new wing. By Blair Kamin - Renzo Piano- Chicago Tribune

A Washington Art Museum Expands: Phillips Collection - Cox Graae & Spack Architects- New York Times

Historic preservation tax credits threatened: Proposals to kill program, limit yearly total would hit Baltimore projects hardest- Baltimore Sun

Casino-hotels' early plans draw widespread scrutiny: Questions range from hiring to architecture [images]- Detroit News

Peace Bridge debate spans 2 worlds of design: "visual icons for communities" - HNTB; Figg Engineering Group- Buffalo News

A Glimpse of a Future in a New Kind of Light: light-emitting microchips...allow designers to use light in ways they never have before. [images]- New York Times

Black architect leaves his stamp on Nevada - Paul Revere Williams [images]- Reno Gazette-Journal

Behind the facade: David Adjaye is an architect who makes buildings as if they were conceptual artworks...as he enters the major league, can the 36-year-old live up to the hype?- Guardian (UK)

Shaping a vision from basic components: exhibition on architect David Yanai displays countless combinations of geometric shapes that form a catalog of architectural solutions.- Ha`aretz (Israel)

ALBA [Academie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts] puts the avante-garde on exhibition: Architecture graduates’ work showcases wealth of fresh ideas- Daily Star (Lebanon)

On rethinking the commonplace, by design- Globe and Mail (Canada)

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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