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Today's News - February 20, 2003

Focus on Libeskind. -- Impressive planning team for former navy base project. -- Gates for Jerusalem security. -- Housing: failed social experiments in the U.K. and McMansion fever in California. -- Lord Rogers brims with solutions to urban ills. -- Gehry getting busier in Canada. -- Blight and NYT building. -- Venice logo takes wing. -- Exhibition of projects we'll never see built. -- Salvaged wood from Woodstock crosses the globe. -- Co-curators have big plans. -- Two books for weekend diversions.

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Support Builds for One Plan for Trade Center Site: ...lining up in favor of a plan by Studio Daniel Libeskind- New York Times

Ground Zero as a Laboratory For 'Jewish Architecture'- Forward

Liberty plans 70-acre office park and more at old Philadelphia Navy Base: Robert A.M. Stern; EDAW; Nicholas Grimshaw & Associates; Kelly/Maiello; Daroff Design [image]- Philadelphia Inquirer

Meltzer-Igra Architecture: Heavy metal shopping: Downtown Jerusalem is to be enclosed within permanent, heavy metal gates, and security fences and hidden cameras will be installed- Ha`aretz (Israel)

A house is not a home: ...England's housing problems...a series of failed social experiments...a look at John Prescott's grand plan- Guardian (UK)

City Observed: Mansionization Observed. By Sam Hall Kaplan- KCRW.org (Los Angeles)

A man with designs on a better Britain: Richard Rogers is full of despair...but he also fizzes with teenage zeal about how our cities can be made better.- The Scotsman (UK)

Gehry North: in serious discussion stage for a new Koffler Art Centre [scroll down for article]- Toronto Star

Blight Is Issue at Proposed Home for The Times- New York Times

Venice's New Logo Is a Wing (and a Prayer) - Philippe Starck [image]- New York Times

Architects' shelved dreams get an airing: an exhibition on projects over the past 30 years...which failed to make it beyond the design stage.- Guardian (UK)

Man salvages wood to aid orphanage in Cambodia: restoration would be too expensive- Chicago Tribune

Co-curators bring diverse perspectives to Heinz Architectural Center- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Book lauds design and architecture of Beirut nightlife: Volume intends to put city ‘on an international pedestal’- Daily Star (Lebanon)

"The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair That Changed America" One was a serial killer, the other an architect- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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

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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