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Today's News - February 18, 2003

ADC HQ: democratic campus for a multicultural workforce. -- We lose a master landscape architect. -- Smart Growth conference takes a stand. -- For president of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (UK), "there is little point in building a fine building, maintaining it and improving it, if the context in which it sits is all wrong." -- Georgia may legislate "green" buildings. -- The public has input regarding prime Philadelphia waterfront, and developer/architect list grows shorter. -- A Mies masterpiece for a mere few million. -- Milwaukee's battle-of-the-sails: "…around the world, architects have created restrained, respectful and urbane neighbors for place-making icons." -- Tactile architecture in Canada. -- Nano notions in California. -- Retail to take wing at Ben-Gurion Airport. -- Dublin's spire inspires. -- Israeli architects' show deemed not-ready-for-primetime at Union of Architect's Congress in Berlin last year finds home in New York.

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ADC Telecommunications Global Headquarters: A 21st-Century Workplace - Hammel, Green & Abrahamson (HGA)- ArchNewsNow

Obituary: Denis Kurutz, 61; Landscape Architect for Original Getty Museum- Los Angeles Times

Op-Ed: Smart Growth 2.0: How to position smart growth for widespread adoption discussed at the 2nd Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference. By Christian Peralta- Planetizen

Setting course for sustainability: how buildings make communities, and how each part of a community only works in conjunction with the other parts. - Peter Fall Cowie- icNewcastle (UK)

Georgia might push 'green' architecture: bill would require state-funded construction projects to conform to the LEED Green Building Rating System- Gainesville Times (Georgia)

The urban guerrilla: For American academic Mike Davis, the end of the city is not a case of if, but when. He tolls the bell for the metropolis in "Dead Cities"- Observer (UK)

Editorial: A principled strategy: Penn's Landing Principles grew out of dialogues between officials, developers, experts in planning and architecture, and ordinary citizens- Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn's Landing developers winnowed to seven for next round - Shapiro Petrauskus Gelber; R.A. Hoffman Architects; Jerde Partnership International/Gerald Cope; FRCH/PRWT; Ewing Cole Cherry Brott- Philadelphia Inquirer

Wanted: One wealthy `angel' to purchase precedent-setting [Mies van der Rohe] Farnsworth House. By Blair Kamin- Chicago Tribune

Preservation Debate in Old Bronx Enclave- New York Times

There are better ways to design buildings near signature icons. By Whitney Gould - Santiago Calatrava; McClintock Architects- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Canadian National Institute for the Blind tactile architecture: `If you can't see it, you will feel it' - Sterling Finlayson; Tilbe Irwin- Toronto Star

California NanoSystems Institute breaks ground for world’s most advanced nano-research facility - Rafael Vinoly Architects- EurekAlert

Buy and bye at Ben-Gurion: Airports Authority hopes to induce shoppers to spend...tenders for commercial space are already attracting a lot of attention. - Carmi and Safdie- Ha`aretz (Israel)

Mystic monument: Ian Ritchie's Spire of Dublin. By Hugh Pearman [images]- HughPeaman.com

Exhibition: "A Civilian Occupation: The Politics of Israeli Architecture" - Rafi Segal and Eyal Weizman- CounterPunch

Exhibition Review: First Ladies of Preservation: "Saving Mount Vernon: The Birth of Preservation in America." By Linda Hales- Washington Post

WTC Proposals: Who's Saying What Worldwide (updated Feb. 14)- ArchNewsNow


- Allmann Sattler Wappner: Südwestmetall Reutlingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
- Dorte Mandrup Architects: Neighborhood Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Rafael Viñoly Architects: Carl Icahn Laboratory, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University, New Jersey


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