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Today's News - February 28, 2003

Perhaps the "unnamed officials" leaked news of Libeskind's win on Wednesday night to allow the pundits to gather their punditries - the good, the bad, and the ugly - for today's editions (we added our 2 cents yesterday). -- Meanwhile: "intelligent life in architecture" can be found at the Whitney. -- Two large urban regeneration projects gather steam in the UK. -- Atlanta honors its treasures, while a Wright gem remains tarnished. -- Architectural education takes on global proportions; and students design winning memorial in India.

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Editorial: The Winning Vision: the spirit we are going to need to get this visionary plan off the drawing board and onto the skyline.- New York Times

Practical Issues for Ground Zero: choice of Libeskind's design...revolved mainly around politics, economics and engineering- New York Times

Fashionable master of memorials wins project to match his towering ambition: Come what may, Libeskind will fight for architectural clarity. By Jay Merrick- Independent (UK)

Not Solely Blueprints, but Cultural Insight, Too: this is the moment for New Yorkers to take stock of the many positive benefits that have emerged in the course of the design process. By Herbert Muschamp- New York Times

At Ground Zero, a Plan Worth Building On: Better than any of the other entries, [Libeskind] design promises to balance the competing claims of past, present and future. By Benjamin Forgey- Washington Post

Commentary: People Win at Ground Zero. Other cities planning big projects should take note: Rid architecture of its elitism.- Christian Science Monitor

Opinion: New WTC Plan: No Finest Hour: Now we must live with the consequences of Libeskind's vision... By Steve Cuozzo- New York Post

Designer's next test: Keeping vision intact- The Star-Ledger (New Jersey)

New WTC building: What do you think?- BBC (UK)

The Classicists of Contemporary Design: The search for intelligent life in architecture is artfully rewarded at the Whitneys "Scanning: The Aberrant Architectures of Diller & Scofidio" By Herbert Muschamp [images]- New York Times

Barcelona man for Plymouth: clinched a £100,000 deal for the regeneration of Plymouth's city centre, waterfront and suburbs - David Mackay/Martorell, Bohigas and Mackay Arquitectes- Building (UK)

Elephant & Castle lumbers into action: second attempt to get Europe's largest regeneration scheme [£1billion] under way. - Foster and Partners; GVA Grimley; Arup- Building (UK)

15 city treasures celebrated as living landmarks: After years of destroying its architectural legacy in the name of progress, Atlanta began to recognize that change is not always for the better [images]- Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Renovation of Wright house may stall out: After three years and $17 million...Hollyhock House and Barnsdall Park may still remain closed to the public... [image]- Los Angeles Times

Urban design class spans ocean: 'Global' project unites landscape architecture students at University of Washington and Chiba University in Japan- Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Their bricks and mortarboard: Art and architectural students from Paris and New York take a field trip to view Southern California's diversity.- Los Angeles Times

3 arms and flame kindle right spirit: a step closer to setting up a war memorial designed by architecture students Shivani Guglani and Nanki Singh- Indian Express (Bombay)

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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