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Today's News - March 11, 2003

Enter Here: one would never guess there's a parking structure behind those charming facades. -- Now design selected for Ground Zero, contentious issues will ensue. -- Libeskind's "open and aggressive approach refreshing… inclined to listen to voices other than that of his own muse." -- "Libeskind's design…epitomises American society's current morbid preoccupation with death and conflict." -- Little fear of tall towers in Malaysia. -- How is London's car fare faring? -- Want to stay mayor of Toyosato, Japan? Don't threaten to tear down a landmark by an American architect. -- New home for culture in Liverpool. -- Design Museum in London presents 1960s "band of merry Italian subversives called Superstudio… architecture with a purpose, and purpose is what most architects lack these days." -- Accolades for arylic. -- Call for entries and call for papers. -- Art Deco architect a star in Miami.

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No small plans: A design for ground zero is chosen, but there's a long way to go, and plenty left to argue about- U.S. News & World Report

City Observed: The New WTC Observed: Libeskind's open and aggressive approach refreshing; an architect inclined to listen to voices other than that of his own muse. By Sam Hall Kaplan- KCRW.org (Los Angeles)

That Libeskind touch: The winning design for rebuilding Ground Zero will create a theme park dedicated to victimhood. By Vicky Richardson- Spiked (UK)

Vertically Challenged in Malaysia: the urge to lay claim to the tallest-building title appears to have overcome any fears about tempting terrorists: Petronas Twin Towers - Cesar Pelli & Associates- New York Times

Op-Ed: London's Big Gamble: How is Central London faring under its new and controversial congestion pricing scheme?- PLANetizen

Mayor is ousted: referendum was unusual in that the main issue was over preserving a school building...by American architect William Merrell Vories- Asahi Shimbun (Japan)

This is FACT [Film, Art and Creative Technology]: the art of the moving image in Liverpool. By Hugh Pearman - Austin-Smith: Lord [images]- HughPeaman.com

Naughty, not nice: Superstudio: A group of radicals suggested that architecture was dead. How right they were- The Times (UK)

A clear vision: Charles Hollis Jones stuck with his streamlined acrylic furniture long after it was out of style. Now it's back, and he's cleaning up. [images]- Los Angeles Times

Call for Entries: School Construction News and DesignShare 4th Annual Awards for Innovative Learning Environments. Registration deadline: March 28- DesignShare

Call for Papers: Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) Conference. Deadline: March 30- ACADIA

Art Deco architect's thrilling legacy lives in Bass exhibit: "The Making of Miami Beach, 1933-1942: The Architecture of L. Murray Dixon"- Miami Herald

WTC Proposals: Who's Saying What Worldwide (updated 03/07/03)- 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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