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Today's News - March 28, 2003

Ground Zero/airport exchange: "It could go either way." -- RFP for Chattanooga waterfront project. -- GSA design award winners. -- Pentagon Memorial: "…for a public memorial, which is traditionally an accessible place for solemn reflection, this choice of site is indefensible." -- At 83, Canada's "grande dame of landscape architecture" takes on Toronto and New York projects (lucky New York Times!). -- Architects communicating with consultants as equals - what a concept! -- A call for "Smart Growthers" and "Free Marketers" to start communicating. -- Prefab housing factory planned for east London. -- Cheers for the return of a San Francisco landmark. -- For the first time, the public is invited to the preliminary judging for Royal Australian Institute of Architects annual awards. -- A "note of sourness seeps in" at Diller + Scofidio exhibition at the Whitney. -- Berkeley's architectural history shaped by Maybeck and Morgan.

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A city, PA swap meet: May trade airports for WTC- NY Daily News

Request for Proposals: $120 million revitalization of the downtown Chattanooga waterfront. Deadline: May 15- RiverCity Company

Honoring Excellence in Public Architecture and Design: GSA Design Awards recognized 24 outstanding projects- General Services Administration (GSA)

Memory Block: The Pentagon's inaccessible memorial. By Bradford McKee - Julie Beckman and Keith Kaseman- Slate

A balm for urban souls: Cornelia Hahn Oberlander's landscape design will breathe new life into Toronto's Wellesley Hospital site. By Lisa Rochon- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Dumb or what? The drive to deliver high-value, high-quality design is being hampered by a class system that prevents architects and engineers from talking to specialists as equals- Building (UK)

The Vast, Right-wing Sprawl Conspiracy? ...despite the many disagreements on both sides of the Smart Growth issue, there is actually a great deal of common ground between the two.- Reason Public Policy Institute

Prefab housing factory to supply Thames Gateway: plant in east London is to provide 5000 steel-framed modular homes for Barking Reach.- Building (UK)

Editorial: A landmark returns: Embarcadero Ferry Building...The results are a marvel and a tribute to public initiative.- San Francisco Chronicle

Future space: awards thrown open: For just one day this weekend...a sort of Grand Bazaar of architecture- Sydney Morning Herald

Drilling Into Illusions: Diller + Scofidio and the deceptiveness of looking- NY Newsday

Two great architects with everlasting style: Bernard Maybeck and Julia Morgan...together they turned Berkeley into the city of shingle-style homes it is today.- Contra Costa Times (California)

BOOKSHELF: Women in Architecture- ArchNewsNow

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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