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Today's News - February 13, 2003

Now come the revisions in WTC designs. -- Sky gardens explored. -- Muschamp maligned. -- A U.K. developer commissions a series of new housing estates where the quality of the design is the main priority. -- A Valentine to compassionate Los Angeles developers. -- Big retail plans in San Francisco. -- Swedish embassy to shimmer on the Potomac. -- Standing ovations for two theaters. -- Architecture prizewinner not the typical insider. -- San Quentin wants new digs. -- Lincoln cottage restoration requires serious detective work. -- A fire allows update of FLW home. -- Hungarian architect still inspires.

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Ground Zero Designers Are Asked for Revisions: change their designs to make room for parking, public transit and other purposes in the "bathtub"- New York Times

Interviews with the architects about their competing designs for the World Trade Center site. - Daniel Libeskind; Frederic Schwartz- Downtown Express

This Stop, 65th Floor, Rain Forest: What is a sky garden anyway? [images]- New York Times

Libeskind Acolytes Barrage The Times Attacking Muschamp- New York Observer

Streets ahead: Ministers insist plans for new sustainable communities will not mean more soulless estates. - Chetwood Associates- Guardian (UK)

City Observed: St. Valentine' s Day: A Valentine to a dozen developers currently reinventing downtown Los Angeles. By Sam Hall Kaplan- KCRW.org (Los Angeles)

Forest City, Westfield to develop San Francisco retail venue: ...creating one of the nation’s largest urban retail destinations.- National Real Estate Investor

From Sweden, a Glass Box That Holds Real Promise: Design Unveiled for Embassy on the Potomac. By Benjamin Forgey - Wingardh Architects [image]- Washington Post

Hampstead Theatre: Curtain up for Act II: Exit old prefab, enter startling new auditorium. Jay Merrick is stage-struck - Bennetts Associates- Independent (UK)

The plastic lantern: Herzog and de Meuron's Laban Centre in London: plastic seems natural, valuable, and somehow inevitable. By Hugh Pearman [images]- HughPeaman.com

Exceptions to the rule: Rechter Prize for Architecture winner Gabi Schwartz, a relatively anonymous figure who is not part of the inner circle of the architectural community.- Ha`aretz (Israel)

Death Row Welcomes Media for Sales Pitch: to stir support for...new $220 million, 1,000-cell San Quentin death row just west of the old one.- Los Angeles Times

Cottage industry: Restoration detectives get Lincoln summer home off 'most endangered list - Hillier; LCA Associates- Chicago Tribune

By Frank Lloyd Wright, and Better Than New - Walter Olds [images]- New York Times

Architect returns home in bid to build tram - Sarah Graham/Angelil/Graham/Pfenninger/Scholl Architecture- The Oregonian

Still an inspiration: Kós Károly synthesis of Hungarian culture in his buildings continues to inspire modern Hungarian architects- Budapest Sun

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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