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Today's News - February 14, 2003

We lose a much-too-young, dedicated, and talented architect. -- The yeas and nays for underground retail at Ground Zero. -- A father's ghost visits Beijing. -- A San Francisco icon is being altered with little notice. -- The battle of the "sails" in Milwaukee seems to have reached a peaceful conclusion. -- Grand plans for Baltimore's Inner Harbor. -- Tricky issues in designing memorial to liberty - and slavery - in Philadelphia. -- Out of the mouths of babes: solutions for inner city ills. -- Seven stories will give Shanghai prize for the tallest. -- Aspen has three great choices for affordable housing project. -- A new wine and food science complex at UC-Davis. -- Research design and human behavior online. -- Detroit awards the best. -- Weekend diversion: Pick your favorite of four buildings.

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Obituary: Ian Davidson, 48, Architect mixing glamour with everyday concerns By Jonathan Glancey- Guardian (UK)

Trade Center Would Keep Retail Space Underground: brought to light a looming conflict with city officials and many downtown residents.- New York Times

Beijing signs up son of Hitler's architect: Choosing Albert Speer Jr to revamp China's capital for the Olympics has raised ghosts- The Times (UK)

Hitler's dream city comes alive in East - Albert Speer, Jr.- The Scotsman (UK)

The X's have had it: Seismic work will alter appearance of landmark skyscraper. By John King - Skidmore Owings & Merrill; SmithGroup [images]- San Fancisco Chronicle

Pier Wisconsin project sails south while eatery stays anchored: resolves two rancorous disputes... By Whitney Gould - McClintock Architects; Santiago Calatrava [images]- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Planning a better Inner Harbor: Consultant unveils ideas, including less pavement, to enhance popular area - Cooper, Robertson & Partners- Baltimore Sun

Liberty Bell site plan to show liberty denied - Olin Partnership; Vincent Ciulla Design- Philadelphia Inquirer

Slave memorial could let city stand out, but design risks sending wrong message - Olin Partnership; Vincent Ciulla Design [image]- Philadelphia Inquirer

Mean Streets, Made Meaningful: Some Problems Are Age-Old. CityVision Sees Kids as the Solution.- Washington Post

Mori to add seven floors to Shanghai tower for tall prize - Kohn Pederson Fox Associates- Taipei Times

City welcomes tough choices for affordable housing - Studio B Architects; Peter Gluck and Partners; Cottle Graybeal Yaw Architects- Aspen Times

Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Partnership chosen for Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science at UC-Davis- Portland Business Journal

ASID and University of Minnesota Launch nformeDesign: Web site provides research on connection between design and human behavior- ASID

Detroit chapter of the American Institute of Architects: 2002 Honor Awards [images]- Crain's Detroit

Poll: Which is the best designed building? Notre Dame; Chrysler Building; Fallingwater; Guggenheim Bilbao- Fast Company

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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