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Today's News - April 4, 2003

Libeskind in London with an inkling of a timeline for WTC site. -- Retail czar apparently not at all pleased with design. -- Big plans for Boston Harbor site. -- Stellar shortlist of 7 whittled to 3 for university project. -- U.K. architects and planners fear fall in lottery funding "could reimpose conformity and 'cheapest option' building which marked many big public projects in pre-lottery days." -- Not great news for U.K. healthcare design either. -- Tokyo landscape being transformed. -- Urban planning taken seriously in UAE cities. -- Loving the "lollipops" of 2 Columbus Circle. -- Moving forward with plans for Black History Museum. -- Architecture and goose bumps. -- Modest to monumental projects for Toronto firm. -- A labor of love for father and filmmaking. -- Students explore off-the-wall walls. -- New Saatchi Gallery -- dead cows and all. -- Weekend reading: RIBA Journal.

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Libeskind: Ground Zero will be rebuilt in four years: Architect expects to complete framework deals this month and have key features of site finished by 2007.- Building (UK)

Retail-Space Developer Balks at the Design for Ground Zero: Westfield America...believes that Daniel Libeskind's design violates the company's right to build appropriate shopping areas.- New York Times

$120m Navy Yard project detailed: pegs space for R&D...and more than three acres of open and publicly accessible space in a historic district adjacent to Boston Harbor. - Tsoi/Kobus and Associates- Boston Globe

3 Architects Are University of Connecticut Finalists: Famous Designers Compete For School of Fine Arts building. Will it be Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid or Mack Scogin?- Hartford Courant

Design fear over lottery: Fears of a decline in the quality of British building designs because of a slump in lottery takings- Guardian (UK)

Is PFI already in intensive care? ...report includes disturbing accounts of bad design affecting staff and patients.- BBC News

From tigers to towers: A gleaming new city is springing up at Shiodome, one of many transforming the Tokyo landscape - Jon Jerde; Jean Nouvel [images]- Japan Today

UAE cities "vibrant examples of multi-cultural urbanisation," says Martin Giesen, dean of American University of Sharjah School of Architecture and Design- Zawya

Letters to the Editor re: 2 Columbus Circle: That Quirky Building, Lollipops and All- New York Times

Capitol Site Favored for Black History Museum: Presidential Panel's Report Envisions 2011 Completion- Washington Post

An architect who goes for 'goose bump factor': Antoine Predock set to design new Indian Community School. By Whitney Gould- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

One shop where scale isn't an issue: Cramped Toronto laneway or Dubai mega-site, Core Architects puts its distinctive design stamp on projects big and small- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Constructing a father: "My Architect: A Son's Journey" - film is, by turns, hilarious, touching, sad, cruel, angry, sweet and maudlin. By Inga Saffron - Louis I. Kahn- Philadelphia Inquirer

Students’ projects shimmer and bounce in CFA Atrium: Project to create "interactive walls" designed to shift students’ thinking to unconventional notions of walls [images]- University at Buffalo Reporter

Saatchi Gallery: We'll keep the dead cow flying here: County Hall was once the pride of leftwing London. How did it end up in the hands of an arch-capitalist? By Jonathan Glancey - RHWL architects [images]- Guardian (UK)

RIBA Journal: Azman Owens; Andrew Freear/Rural Studio; Steven Holl; etc.- RIBA Journal (UK)

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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