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Today's News - March 6, 2003

Whatever the design, the focus today seems to be on the man (and wife): The "Danny and Nina Show" - Mr. & Mrs. Ground Zero. -- Libeskind: a Bronx socialist or a notorious deconstructivist/anti-rationality activist? -- Wall Street Rising has big plans, too. -- High praise for a soaring memorial. -- It's about time: eye-catching affordable housing; and luxury living on slag heaps in Pittsburgh. -- Recycling construction debris a growing industry. -- Governors have "green" dreams, but not enough greenbacks. -- A green factory heralds the next industrial revolution. -- Urban design challenge with a hefty prize. -- Welton Becket (finally) getting his due. -- The Midwest loves museums. -- An architectural gem bites the dust. -- Medal of Arts winners a lofty list.

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‘The Libeskinds’: Winning Architect Brings Wife Along...Call them Mr. and Mrs. Ground Zero- New York Observer

Libeskind's WTC Vision Was Born of Socialist Bronx- Forward

Opinion: Memorializing the deconstruction of America: notorious deconstructivist architect Daniel Libeskind, an anti-rationality activist...- Arizona Daily Wildcat

Secular cathedral for Ground Zero: Libeskind design asserts itself like a secular cathedral, testifying to the unconquerable human spirit.- Washington Times

On the job with...Julie Menin, Founder, President, Wall Street Rising: newest project is a downtown information center designed by Rockwell Group and Fred Schwartz Architects- Crain's New York

Reaching for the Sky: Air Force Memorial Is a Soaring Design By James Ingo Freed. By Benjamin Forgey - Pei Cobb Freed & Partners [images]- Washington Post

A New Era for Affordable Housing: competition for tax credits and related incentives...gray, boxy apartment towers of yesteryear are giving way to eye-catching mixed-use facilities.- National Real Estate Investor

On Top of Mt. Slag, Homes Sprout: What was once unthinkable — luxury housing on industrial sites — is now becoming more common across the country.- New York Times

Recyclers Turn Construction Debris Into Needed Products And Services- Environmental Design + Construction

Bottom line may delay Governor Rendell's 'green' dreams- Philadelphia Inquirer

Buildings Like Trees, Factories Like Forests: Ford and the Next Industrial Revolution - William McDonough + Partners- Princeton Independent

Urban design challenge lands in D.C.: site for the Urban Land Institute's Gerald D. Hines Urban Design Competition.- Inman News

L.A.'s invisible builder: Long overlooked, Welton Becket is getting his due: designed dozens of corporate and civic landmarks in Los Angeles and hundreds more around the world. [images]- Los Angeles Times

The 'emperor' of all we survey: Welton Becket celebration at the Arclight Cinerama Dome had the feel of the canonization of a saint.- Los Angeles Times

Midwest art museums spare no expense - Renzo Piano; Zaha Hadid; Rafael Viñoly; Brinistool + Lynch- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

No reprieve for historic church: Building to be razed this week. ...final, disappointing chapter of one of Cincinnati's architectural gems.- Cincinnati Post

President Bush Announces 2002 Medal of Arts Recipients include:Florence Knoll Bassett, designer/architect; Lawrence Halprin, landscape architect/environmental planner- NEA

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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