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Today's News - March 5, 2003

Goldberger muses on the WTC competition. -- Lessons to be learned from a planning czar. -- Tips for smart growthers on how to stand ground against the fine-tuned rhetoric of conservative libertarians. -- Governors and smart growth - hopefully not an oxymoron. Pelli plan on hold in Minneapolis. -- Room with a view in Seoul. -- Nigerian president vows to advance architecture. -- Bombproof embassies. -- Taking "guilt" out of being "green." -- Not ready to give up the corner office just yet. -- Grand plan for Pennsylvania Avenue. -- Street furniture with a heart of bronze.

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Eyes on the Prize: The amazing design competition for the World Trade Center site. But what finally gets built will be...decided in a byzantine political process, accompanied by spin control. By Paul Goldberger- New Yorker

The Second Coming of [Robert] Moses: New York's master planner tells us what to remember – and forget – about the infamous power broker. By Alexander Garvin- Topic magazine

Op-Ed: Behind Enemy Lines at the Anti-Smart Growth Conference. By Joel Hirschhorn- PLANetizen

'Smart Growth' Gains Governors--But Not A Clear Track: Neal Peirce reports from the National Governors Association.- Washington Post Writers Group

Central library project may be delayed - Cesar Pelli & Associcates- Minneapolis Star Tribune

The best restroom view in town: Jongno Tower - Rafael Vinoly; Samwoo Space Architecture- JoongAng Daily (Korea)

President Olusegun Obasanjo elected honourary fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Architects: "...dedicate myself to the advancement of the profession of architecture"- AllAfrica

Sturdier U.S. Embassy Replaces Bombed One in Kenya: Fortress-like structure will have a counterpart in Tanzania- Los Angeles Times

Marketing 'cool' lifestyles key to selling clean and green products: traditional messages too "guilt-laden" (GreenBiz)- Environmental News Network

Law Firms Move to Cut Costs, but Spare the Senior Partners: hanging on to their expansive offices- New York Times

America's Avenue Again: Plan Would Remove Clutter in Front of White House. By Benjamin Forgey - Michael Van Valkenburgh- Washington Post

Adorning the Streets With Ropes of Bronze - James Garvey- New York Times

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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