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Today's News - March 19, 2003

Building security on many minds. -- Architecture not RFP priority in D.C. -- Cultural friction in Beijing. -- Pitching plans in Palm Beach. -- Kudos for convention center. -- It's a go for new home for school of architecture. -- Holocaust center "packed with subtle and not-so-subtle metaphors." -- Battles to save historic buildings in Charlotte, Tokyo, and Chicago. -- "Green" goes mainstream - skeptics welcome. -- ASLA call for entries. -- Pei to be honored. -- Engineers unite in Pakistan.

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Can we keep our buildings safe without running scared? companies are stepping up marketing and education programs. - Barbara Nadel; Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum- St. Louis Post-Dispatch

D.C. Leaves Hole in Plan For Downtown Site: ...negotiations with six development teams architecture has merited hardly a public peep...high-quality architecture is not among the RFP evaluation criteria... By Benjamin Forgey- Washington Post

Cultural Friction builds over Beijing's Olympic revamp: how to reconcile imported design ideas from the West with China's unique architectural heritage. Office for Metropolitan Architecture; Albert Speer Jr,; Skidmore Owings & Merrill; etc- Asia Times

Developers pitch downtown plans - Duany Plater-Zyberk; Cooper Carry- Palm Beach Post

Convention center is Pittsburgh coup: a formidable benchmark that Cleveland needs to meet or exceed By Steven Litt - Rafael Viñoly Architects- Cleveland Plain Dealer

$23M promised for University of Waterloo's new school of architecture - Stanley Saitowitz; Levitt Goodman- Cambridge Reporter (Canada)

Stark design marks new Holocaust center - Neumann Smith & Associates- Detroit Free Press

Save this one, too: New park should use, not destroy, Virginia Paper Co.- Charlotte Observer

Battle to save Tokyo landmark from bulldozers: campaign to stop the Empress Michiko's childhood home becoming the latest victim of the country's insatiable urge to demolish its architectural heritage.- Telegraph (UK)

A Dark Shadow On Wright Windows: one rare jewel in suburban Chicago, with 53 original windows, has just been threatened with developer tear-down. By Linda Hales- Washington Post

Building "green" goes mainstream- Marin Independent Journal (California)

Confessions of a Green Skeptic: The Earth Charter...provides a vision of where we may be able to be some day. By Scott Edward Anderson- GreenBiz

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) 2003 Awards Call for Entries: May 2 registration deadline- Yahoo News

I. M. Pei to Receive 2003 Henry C. Turner Prize for Innovation In Construction Technology: Reception and Program on April 15 at the National Building Museum- Yahoo News

Pakistani engineers form new society- Gulf Daily News (Bahrain)

Fox Departs Fox & Fowle- ArchNewsNow

New Street Parking Garage - Frazier Associates [images]- ArchNewsNow

WTC Proposals: Who's Saying What Worldwide (updated 03/14/03)- ArchNewsNow


- Zaha Hadid Architects: Groundbreaking for MAXXI: centre for contemporary art, Rome, Italy
- Exhibition: Leonardo da Vinci, Master Draftsman, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
- Richard Meier & Partners: Restaurant 66, New York City
- Polshek Partnership: Rose Center for Earth and Space, American Museum of Natural History, New York City


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