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Today's News - April 8, 2003

Praise for Utzon continues. -- Towers and developers: in London, let them build, or they'll take them to Shanghai. -- Towers and towering egos in Tacoma. -- Towers and "self-serving nonsense" in Beijing. -- Protecting historic architecture jeopardized in Florida and shifting gears in the U.K. -- Avoiding high-rise horrors of the past. -- Brownfields go green. -- A museum designed for art. -- Berlin Holocaust memorial just a few years behind schedule. -- Rediscovering a movie theater maverick from the '20s. -- Defending Venice. -- Exploring Seattle architecture.

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Acclaim for Utzon at long last: Architecture's top prize goes to the 84-year-old whose masterwork was the Sydney Opera House. By Nicolai Ouroussoff- Los Angeles Times

Infernal towering: The rows over London Bridge Tower are really about developers, and how to tame them - Renzo Piano- The Times (UK)

Towering dream of architects, city leaders may clash with reality: Taming architectural egos- The News Tribune (Tacoma, Washington)

Ultramodern towers replace old Beijing: Instead of urging China's rulers to preserve Beijing...the world's top architects are vying to collaborate in its destruction. - Paul Andreu; Woodhead International; Johnson Fain Partners- International Herald Tribune

Commentary: Guardian of historic architecture in jeopardy: Gov. Jeb Bush wants to dismantle Division of Historical Resources- Miami Herald

Major shake-up for heritage rules: unusual sites expected to be listed in an overhaul of Britain's heritage protection laws.- Independent (UK)

This time round, we have got to get it right: Expansion plans are an opportunity for local authorities to put the memory of high-rise horrors behind them- Observer (UK)

From no place to showplace: Recreation areas and breen spaces are thriving at recycled brownfields.- Philadelphia Inquirer

Pleasing the purist, not the tourist: Bilbao, begone! With a stunning new museum, architect Moshe Safdie bucks a trend -- by designing a building that doesn't upstage the art [images]- National Post (Canada)

Work starts on Berlin Holocaust memorial: 2005 completion sought - Peter Eisenman (AP)- Baltimore Sun

Polished Silver Spring: AFI's Theater, Discovery Headquarters Signal Revival of Suburban Downtown. By Benjamin Forgey - John Eberson; Gensler; SmithGroup; EDAW- Washington Post

Theater Tribute to '20s Architect - John Eberson- Backstage

'Moses' project to defend Venice by turning back sea gets under way- Independent (UK)

Book Review: Studying the architectural styles that shaped Seattle - Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen; H.H. Richardson- Seattle Times

Birth or death of a landmark? Museum of Arts & Design (formerly American Craft Museum) - Brad Cloepfil/Allied Works Architecture [images]- ArchNewsNow

WTC Proposals: Who's Saying What Worldwide (updated 04/04/03)- 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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