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Today's News - April 3, 2003

A tribute to Moynihan. -- Twin Towers and monuments. -- Exploring Iraq's architectural treasures (with a link to many images). -- The undermining of public transit. -- Going green is great - but with caveats. -- The Swiss win big in Beijing. -- Europe loves libraries. -- Bob Vila takes on Brooklyn's DUMBO. -- Wright exhibit misses context. -- Cultural policy archive launched by Princeton. -- Seattle celebrates Olmsted. -- Fornasetti exhibit delights. -- Big names to visit Portland, Maine. -- Celebrating an old Havana theater.

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Daniel Patrick Moynihan: That Rare Mix: Passion, Politics and Urban Vision. By David W. Dunlap- New York Times

Soothing Suffering With Steel: Remnants of New York's twin towers are reborn as monuments across the U.S.- Los Angeles Times

The end of civilisation: Iraq is one huge world heritage site, a unique storehouse of art and archaeology. Now the war threatens to destroy it all [images]- Guardian (UK)

Op-Ed: Campaign of Sabotage: How government policies have inadvertently sabotaged public transit.- PLANetizen

Switching Channels: The Building Sustainablilty Index is being developed by Planning NSW...Be afraid 1, 2, 3... By Frank Lowe- Archizine (Australia)

Swiss architects scoop Olympic gold: star architects Herzog and de Meuron have won a contract to build the Olympic stadium for the 2008 Games in Beijing [image]- SwissInfo

Plus-Size in Disguise At Convention Center: Underground Exhibition Space Helps The New Behemoth Fit Right In. By Benjamin Forgey - Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates; Theodore R. Mariani; Devrouax & Purnell Architects- Washington Post

A Tale of Two Libraries: New library reading rooms are something of a trend across Europe. Now Berlin is to get one too. - HG Merz [image]- Deutsche Welle (Germany)

Mr. Fix-It, Meet Urban Decay: "Bob Vila's Home Again" takes on a dilapidated pepper factory on the Brooklyn waterfront- New York Times

Wright windows, wrong setting: Unfortunately, Wright's windows became independent artworks...- Washington Times

Princeton University Library, research center launch digital arts and cultural policy data archive- Princeton News

City celebrates park pioneer Olmsted [images]- Seattle Post-Intelligencer

A walk in the park: How it was all planned: Olmsted explored Seattle on foot to chart the layout for his system- Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Exhibition Review: Fornasetti's World: Tricks and Treats. By Linda Hales- Washington Post

Architalx back: lecture series at the Portland Museum of Art includes Paola Antonelli, Walter Hood, Michael Bell, Gregg Pasquarelli, Henry N. Cobb- Portland Press Herald (Maine)

The Grand Theater of Havana: 165th anniversary...the longest-functioning theater in the Americas- Granma International

BOOKSHELF: Women in Architecture- ArchNewsNow

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


- Léon Krier: Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture Inaugural Award
- Exhibition Scanning: The Aberrant Architectures of Diller + Scofidio, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City
- Michael Maltzan Architecture: MoMA QNS, Long Island City, Queens, New York
- Frank O. Gehry & Associates: The Condé Nast Cafeteria, New York City


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