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Today's News - April 16, 2003

WTC memorial process begins. -- Musings on restoring and rebuilding from our own backyards to Baghdad. -- Historic music hall hidden behind wallboard for over 50 years. -- Wright house in jeopardy again. -- Iowa project draws international attention. -- Home of Dead Sea Scrolls gets facelift. -- Birmingham department store "may just give Britain a rival to international icons" such as the Guggenheim Bilbao and the Pompidou Centre in Paris. -- Dublin and Calgary have big urban renewal plans. -- AIA chapter focuses on public outreach with new storefront home. -- Celebrating a 1960's design icon. -- Trees are good for cities and their denizens.

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Libeskind signals flexibility in memorial process: now seems willing to allow the kind of changes to his design for the World Trade Center site that he was unwilling to consider a few weeks ago.- Downtown Express

'Tis the season to rebuild, and reconsider- Christian Science Monitor

Forgotten music hall rediscovered: uncovered when construction workers peeled away drywall, partitions and a false ceiling- Baltimore Sun

Glencoe Wright house in peril again. By Blair Kamin- Chicago Tribune

Landmark challenge: Designers visit Ames from all over the world- Ames Tribune (iowa)

Israel Museum Announces Project to Restore and Upgrade Historic Shrine - Frederick Kiesler; Armand Bartos; Nahum Meltzer- Art Museum Network News

Opening soon, the store that looks like an armadillo: 40 million Selfridges store has already been called the most exciting new building in the country. - Future Systems [image]- Telegraph (UK)

500m western gateway urban renewal blueprint for capital- Irish Independent

Calgary eyes inner city renewal: A planned development called Stampede Station could finally spur revitalization of the neglected Victoria Park community- Globe and Mail (Canada)

The AIA Moves Downtown: new Center for Architecture...from professional development to public outreach.- New York Sun

The way we'll live tomorrow: Dominic Lutyens celebrates the fun-loving legacy of 60s style icon Joe Colombo- Observer (UK)

City Improvement: Planting trees: To encourage more urban dwelling...cities need to be as green as possible.- Christian Science Monitor

2003 Call For Submissions for Architectural Graphic Standards First Annual: "Architectural Entries, Openings, and Doorways"- ArchNewsNow

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


- The Architect's Studio: Michael Jantzen - Virtual Reality Interface
- GAD architects: BMW Expedition Center/Parkorman, Istanbul, Turkey
- Kim Utzon: Henry Dunker Culture Centre, Helsingborg, Sweden
- Book: Big and Green: Toward Sustainable Architecture in the 21st Century By David Gissen


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