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Today's News - February 26, 2003

On Monday, the finalists appeared on Oprah's show (we haven't seen them kissing any baby's - yet). -- Muschamp muses on reality and the public. -- Would either plan be a mistake? -- Libeskind had the odds…but then the committee spoke - we'll know the results tomorrow. -- Meanwhile, Robert Moses moseys around the West Side - and likes what might be. -- In South-Central L.A., "even a minimal dose of creative energy can have some social value." -- Urban renewal, downtown living, and co-housing looking up in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. -- Not so happy with downtown Warsaw mixed-use plans. -- Celebrating equality in Seattle parks. -- Starchitects set to play in the snow in Finland next year. -- A theatrical home for basketball history. -- Dresden museum proves smaller can be better. -- Architectural treasures saved in Japan and savored in New York.

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Finalists for Ground Zero Design Pull Out the Stops: ...acting like media-age politicians.- New York Times

Designers' Dreams, Tempered by Reality: the program for ground zero should become the major focus of public scrutiny. By Herbert Muschamp- New York Times

Living With Our Mistake: Is New York about to choose the wrong proposal for rebuilding the World Trade Center?- Slate

Panel Backs Think Team Design for Downtown- New York Times

Midtown West Side Story: A Conversation With Robert Moses- Gotham Gazette

Design center fulfills a promise: Francisco Pinedo's showroom project is a shimmering beacon of hope in the harsh landscape of post-riot South-Central L.A. By Nicolai Ouroussoff - John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects [images]- Los Angeles Times

People, vision keys to urban renewal: examples of "winning cities"- Arizona Republic

Live Light. Live close. Live high: Is downtown condominium living the new environmental ideal?- Seattle Times

Yonge and Bloor is looking up: A 60-storey tower is set to rise from the Toronto corner - Young + Wright Architects- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Dream homes: It all started as a London dinner-party conversation...is community living is the answer to today's housing crisis?- Guardian (UK)

Zlote Tarasy [mixed-use complex] revisited: introverted design detracts from a city in dire need of an open-plan, welcoming landmark....some locals questioned why developers chose The Jerde Partnership International- Warsaw Business Journal (Poland)

All races found equality in Seattle's Olmsted parks: What do Black History Month and the centennial of the city's first comprehensive park plan have in common? Plenty.- Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Architects and artists rendezvous at Lapland Snow Show 2004: Snow and ice sculptures will decorate winter cities of Rovaniemi and Kemi - Hani Rashid ; Steven Holl; Tadao Ando; Zaha Hadid; Arata Isozaki; etc.- Helsingin Sanomat

Where visitors can 'hoop' it up: Basketball Hall of Fame creates a "theater" of basketball history. - Gwathmey Siegel Associates Architects; Bargmann Hendrie + Archetype; Scenic Technologies [image]- Christian Science Monitor

A small new museum in Dresden commemorates 'Parent Trap' creator: Irish architect Ruairi O'Brien has pioneered a new curatorial technique. [images]- Deutsche Welle (Germany)

Yasuda House, Taisho treasure: Amid demolition frenzy, at least one beautiful wooden house stands as a beacon of conservation [images]- Japan Times

A Campus With a Century of Architectural Design- New York Times

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

WTC Proposals: Who's Saying What Worldwide (updated Feb. 25)- 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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