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Today's News - March 25, 2003

The industry rallies to help impending refugee crisis in Iraq. -- New LMDC president speaks out. -- Shanghai ha big dreams and faces bigger risks. -- The UK's Twentieth Century Society: no longer the Mods vs. the TradsÖthe Mods have become the Trads. -- Preservation and the "creative class." -- Preserving a landmark city hall is a labor of love. -- San Francisco's newest museum comes far, but is a bit "so-so." -- The "wild ride" to the "transcendent and limpid and cool" Disney Hall. -- Dreaming of the Jetsons. -- A Florida town looks at its past: "We haven't lost our lust for the lavish over the years, but we have lost our ability to make it beautiful. -- Malevolent mold. -- Car factory as grand opera. -- University land gift with strings attached? "Önot at all unusual in the land game."

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Architects, Designers and Engineers From Around The World Offering Pro-Bono Services To Help Alleviate The Impending Refugee Crisis On Iraqi Borders - Architecture for Humanity (PRNewswire)- Boston.com

World Trade Center Site: Next Steps: Kevin Rampe, new LMDC president's speech at Downtown-Lower Manhattan Association Forum [transcript]- Gotham Gazette

Shanghai risks becoming ugly urban sprawl: City faces dangers of oversupply, congestion, sinking says architect - Christopher Choa/HLW Shanghai- Business Times (Singapore)

A lot of fuss about slabs of concrete: ...this time itís not a Georgian terrace or a church thatís under threat from a nasty big lump of Sixties concrete. Itís a big lump of Sixties concrete.- The Times (UK)

Op-Ed: Rethinking Historic Preservation: Historic preservation of the built environment is an overlooked, but critical component in the 'rise of a creative class'.- PLANetizen

Towering repair job awaits at City Hall: $44 million restoration a labor of love. By Whitney Gould [images]- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The Asian Art Museumís new home is an improvement but it fails to make the transformation to greatness. By Nicolai Ouroussoff - Gae Aulenti [images]- Los Angeles Times

Building L.A.'s Disney Hall has been a wild ride: Little prepares one for seeing [the hall] on Bunker Hill: It is so transcendent and limpid and cool. - Frank O. Gehry [images]- Seattle Post-Intelligencer

New-media visionaries gather to ponder Jetson-like cities- Canada.com

Today's Boca Raton only hints of creator's lavish dreams - Addison Mizner- Miami Herald

The Turmoil Over Mold in Buildings- New York Times

For VW's Phaeton, a Factory Wouldn't Do: A trip to the plant...is more like going to a high-tech opera...tranquil temple, designed by Munich architectural firm Henn...- BusinessWeek

Placer university land gift could net developer hundreds of millions...[and] eventually development approval- Sacramento Business Journal

Pampered Privacy: Malliouhana Spa - Earl Swensson Associates [images]- ArchNewsNow

WTC Proposals: Who's Saying What Worldwide (updated 03/21/03)- 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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