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Today's News - April 11, 2003

Design plans for Ground Zero hit a mall wall. -- 9/11 memorial jury announced. -- We lose a Mexican Modernist. -- Vetting Auckland architecture. -- Breuer tower spared in Connecticut. -- Landscape Architecture program spared in Arizona. -- Calatrava's Turning Torso takes shape. -- Home for Elgin Marbles (though they may never see it). -- McDonald's launches "Archon" (architectural icon) project. -- Good architecture for good causes. -- Maya Lin wins Danish prize. -- Whither goest MIT Media Lab? -- Workers would prefer art on office walls and museum passes to gym memberships. - Weekend diversions in Phoenix (Arizona) and St. Petersburg (Russia).

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Libeskind's Plan Hits First Wall With Mall Giant: Westfield America...has become increasingly disgruntled with the redevelopment process and has raised objections to key elements of the design.- New York Observer

Victims to Be Honored Equally on 9/11 Memorial: 13-member jury announced- New York Times

Obituary: Abraham Zabludovsky, Architect, 78- New York Times

Urban Design Panel offers secret style opinions: vet Auckland's new buildings in an effort to clean up the city's architecture.- New Zealand Herald

IKEA to spare tower of Pirelli Armstrong building: The building’s stilted tower will remain along with the two base stories... - Marcel Breuer- New Haven Register

The spared and the cut: University of Arizona Reverses Decision to Close Landscape Architecture
- Arizona Daily Star

Colossus takes shape over Oresund skyline: Over the water in Malmo...Scandinavia's biggest skyscraper...daring, modernistic, structure 'Turning Torso' - Santiago Calatrava- Copenhagen Post (Denmark)

Elgin Marbles: Centerpiece of new museum? The halves of a carving...interlock on the gallery wall like parts of a jigsaw puzzle. - Bernard Tschumi [image]- CNN

New looks for McDonald's restaurants: ...asked 30 designers to come up with new plans for restaurants...whittled list to two designers but declined to name those firms. - Design Forum- Chicago Tribune

Architect specializes in designs for nonprofits - Norberto Rosenstein- South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Maya Lin Wins Denmark Architecture Award: the first Finn Juhl prize (AP)- Philadelphia Inquirer

The Lab that Fell to Earth: ...the storied MIT Media Lab, which grew out of the School of Architecture and Planning, is now teetering on the brink of breakup - or, even worse, irrelevance- Wired magazine

Workers 'want art inspiration': Three quarters of Britain's workers want art on show in their workplace, but less than half of offices in the UK display any art- BBC News

'Vital Forms: American Innovation in Art and Design - 1940-1960' at Phoenix Art Museum through June 29- Arizona Republic

"Dimensions of Design - 100 Classic Chairs": exhibit plays gulliver's game...organized by the St. Petersburg branch of the Goethe Institut and Vitra Design Museum- St. Petersburg Times (Russia)

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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