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Today's News - April 9, 2003

Public won't pick Ground Zero memorial design, but will have input for the jury. -- High marks for Libeskind in Toronto and Denver. -- UK planning: the mastermind and a death of a thousand cuts and compromises. -- Mourning lost landmarks from Iraq to Buffalo - and questioning developer's motives. -- Daisies on rooftops: a growing trend. -- Aligning light with our body clocks. -- Yours for only £950,000: London's beautiful Big House on the Thames. -- Official websites on UK bids for European capital of culture 2008. -- Syrian designer lauded for elegance. -- Saving cemetery treasures.

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Panel, Not Public, Will Pick Final 9/11 Memorial Design: International competition launches April 28- New York Times

The ROM unmasked: ...the redesign of the Royal Ontario Museum is taking on a beguiling human face. By Lisa Rochon - Daniel Libeskind; Bregman + Hamann Architects; Haley Sharpe Design- Globe and Mail (Canada)

A blueprint to normalcy for architect: In Denver, Libeskind draws little attention- Rocky Mountain News (Denver)

The man who had the masterplan: Sir Peter Hall, Britain's planning guru, spotted the problems 40 years ago. David Walker assesses his impact- Observer (UK)

Grand designs suffer death of a thousand cuts: Our planning authorities find it hard to resist the urge to compromise when faced with a blueprint- Observer (UK)

Gone with the Fire -- Destruction of Civilization in War-tortured Iraq: "...leave alone one of the last traces of history"- People's Daily (China)

For those who mourn landmarks, photo show is 3-hankie affair. By Whitney Gould- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

How many buildings have to fall?- Buffalo News

Changing Skyline: If developer could level a whole block while serving as protector of Philadelphia's past...what might he do [if] he's head of the state historical commission? By Inga Saffron- Philadelphia Inquirer

Is that a daisy growing on your roof? More people are finding that 'ecoroofs' help both their property and the environment blossom- Christian Science Monitor

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Lighting Research Center grad ...developing integrated lighting systems...to promote health by matching...the human body clock - Milena Lighting Design- Business Review (Albany, NY)

Elevated domesticity: Pierre D'Avoine's "Big House" in Mortlake, West London. By Hugh Pearman [images]- HughPearman.com (UK)

The official websites on UK bids for European capital of culture 2008- Guardian (UK)

Louis Kahn on film: “My Architect,” written and directed by architect’s son Nathaniel Kahn- The Art Newspaper

Craft meets design and nostalgia meets elegance: Book [by architect Joseph Brakhya] chronicles work of Syrian woman whose tastes are as eclectic as her creations - Nadia Ayoubi al-Khoury- Daily Star (Lebanon)

Colma's cemeteries are filled with art [and architecture] for the departed- Oakland Tribune (California)

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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