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Today's News - March 4, 2003

Pentagon Memorial winner selected. -- Polisher of profession's image "deserves to go from Ground Zero to hero" (that's what we'd call 'laying it on a bit thick'). -- "…revised plan is much reduced, its mysteries nearly banished." -- Gardens are out - communications equipment in at the top. -- New Jersey serious about sprawl. -- An award that builds cultural bridges. -- Glasgow gleams. -- Ando takes to the Berkshires. -- London's own twin towers to rise. -- Cranbrook "bypassed the brightest of star architects known for making splashes" (and went for those that cause tidal waves?). -- Moscow hotel (that graces Stoli vodka bottles) to be rebuilt by American company that can't be found. -- Hawaiian firm designs new home for Arctic scientists. -- Winter woes for Gehry building. -- From tanning salons to stardom. -- San Francisco schools will not merge. - Diller + Scofidio operating beyond the norms. -- Senior housing design winners.

Rumors have it that Foster & Partners has won the competition to redesign Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall…we'll keep you posted.

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The Pentagon's Path of Memory: 'Light Benches,' Sylvan Setting Honor Those Who Died on 9/11. By Benjamin Forgey - Julie Beckman and Keith Kaseman [image]- Washington Post

A new dream rises from Ground Zero: The successful architect could also rebuild his profession's image - Daniel Libeskind- Guardian (UK)

A Man, A Plan: Now that he’s got the nod to rebuild ground zero, Daniel Libeskind must fight for his ideas. By Joseph Giovannini- New York Magazine

Garden supplanted at WTC: Broadcast gear in as greenbacks trump greenery. By Blair Kamin- Chicago Tribune

N.J. adjusts anti-sprawl map, strategy- Philadelphia Inquirer

Aga Khan Award for Architecture Building Cultural Bridges: Prize brings greater awareness of Islamic societies to the world [images]- San Francisco Chronicle

Full metal jacket: Step aside sandstone - Glasgow is looking to the future with the gleaming steel and copper of its past. By Jonathan Glancey - Gordon Murray and Alan Dunlop [images]- Guardian (UK)

Clark Art Institute unveils plan for new building: $25M project incorporates natural setting - Tadao Ando [images]- Berkshire Eagle

Rogers' design for Canary Wharf: London is set to get its own twin towers [image]- Guardian (UK)

Hopkins to break ground on $80 million cancer research center - HDR Architecture; Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Partnership- Baltimore Sun

Designers preserve Cranbrook's soul: Modern artists bow to great Saarinen, blend works with care. By John Gallagher - Rafael Moneo; Tod Williams Billie Tsien; Steven Holl- Detroit Free Press

American Firm to Take Over Moskva Hotel: $350 million demolition and reconstruction using a plan based on its original 1935 design. [image]- Moscow Times (Russia)

At South Pole, New Home for a New Era - Ferraro Choi & Associates- New York Times

Odd building sends ice, snow crashing: Case Western Peter B. Lewis Building - Frank Gehry (AP)- Arizona Republic

Pure solutions: Simplicity informs the designs of two who got their start designing tanning salons, and now bask in the glow of success. - Frank Escher and Ravi GuneWardena [images]- Los Angeles Times

Bay Area arts schools abandon merger talks: San Francisco Art Institute and the California College of Arts and Crafts- Mercury News

The genius of the aberrant: Diller + Scofidio operates beyond the norms of architectural practice [images]- Interior Design magazine

2003 NAHB Seniors Housing Design Award Winners- National Association of Home Builders

WTC Proposals: Who's Saying What Worldwide (updated 02/28/03)- ArchNewsNow


- 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


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