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Today's News - March 3, 2003

This week on ArcSpace: Coop Himmelb(l)au; Richard Meier; and Tod Williams Billie Tsien. -- Wondering whether Libeskind's plans for WTC site will remain visionary and noble - or even get built (and one voice that calls the whole thing a political scandal). -- Profiling the architect as media star (but he'll stay true to Denver). -- Keeping score - a handy chart of who said what about the two finalists. -- We lose a master of modular. -- Who wouldn't want to live in Teletubby-land? -- Modern is catching on in Atlanta to redefine "new urbanism" (maybe Northampton should pay a visit). -- Building permits hell in Tel Aviv. -- Gehry may finally get to sing "There'll Always Be An England." -- Taipei looking forward to a new cultural complex on a landmark site. -- An architect leaves his mark on Detroit. -- Honors for Florence Knoll, from the Oval Office, no less.

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- Competition Winner: Coop Himmelb(l)au: Ålborg Music House, Ålborg, Denmark
- Exhibition: The Undiscovered Richard Meier: The Architect as Designer and Artist; Museum for Applied Art, Frankfurt, Germany
- Tod Williams Billie Tsien: American Folk Art Museum, New York, NY

 Compromise versus vision? Winning the WTC design contest was only round one. Now Daniel Libeskind must fight to preserve the integrity of his plan. By Nicolai Ouroussoff- Los Angeles Times

Keeping Libeskind's plan noble, logical: The sexy design contest is over. Now the real work -- and the real battles -- begin. By Blair Kamin- Chicago Tribune

There's still work to do on WTC replacement: Libeskind will probably end up with the museum, memorial room and related public space, with everything else devolving into business as usual. By David Dillon- Dallas Morning News

The "Final" WTC Plan: Grade it Zero: The Pataki-Libeskind pact is in fact little short of a civic scandal. Let us count the ways... By Steve Cuozzo- New York Post

The meteoric rise of Daniel Libeskind: Perspiring under studio lights is maybe not something that crops up in many architects' daily routines, but for Libeskind it is second nature. By Hugh Pearman- HughPeaman.com

An Architect With the Drive to Get It Done - Daniel Libeskind- New York Times

Art museum design a warm-up for WTC: Denver selection process similar to that of New York's - Daniel Libeskind- Denver Post

The Very Image of Loss at Ground Zero: The pit at the emotional center of the design by Studio Daniel Libeskind s almost certain to become a shrine to loss and sacrifice.- New York Times

Comparing what the critics said about the two WTC finalists- USA Today

Obituary: Harvey Probber, 80, Furniture Designer- New York Times

Where are the Teletubbies? Blueprints for an ultra-modern courtyard boasting 20 homes has been branded like something out of the children’s television show - Seid Porobic- Northampton Chronicle & Echo (UK)

Architect behind a development dubbed “Teletubby-land” has urged planning heads to show "some imagination..." - Seid Porobic- Northampton Chronicle & Echo (UK)

Mixed-use plan breaks the mold: An Atlanta development team has redefined the "new" in "new urbanism." - David Daniels- Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Seven circles of city hell: the Tel Aviv building licensing system- Ha`aretz (Israel)

Dreams for the city: London is Gehry-free...Now it is just possible that he will break his English duck.- This is London (UK)

Historical building set for arts and culture overhaul: heritage site and until recently home to the American Cultural Center will be renovated into a cultural and arts performance complex- Taipei Times

Architect puts a new face on Detroit: Gino Rossetti leaves a big fingerprint on downtown and suburban buildings- Detroit News

Architect honored by White House: Florence Schust Knoll Bassett will receive the National Medal of Arts; Muschamp lectures in Miami- Miami Herald

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


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