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Today's News - April 23, 2003

Top Ten green projects run the gamut. -- Silverstein on Libeskind plan: "What the public has seen are conceptual drawings that now need to be developed into something that is workable and functional. That's my job." -- Kids can enter WTC memorial design competition. -- Gehry concert hall graces the Hudson Valley (we're sure to hear lots more on this one). -- New life for industrial waterfront in Wales. -- School design: frill and function are sometimes on in the same. --Architect not happy with plans for his San Francisco plaza. -- Do Rose Bowl plans smell sweet or sour? - Capitol visitor center plans move ahead. -- Chinese town will have Italian heart. -- Pittsburgh architects leave mark on Vatican City. -- Art Students League won't have to use buckets when it rains. -- A wealth of museum news: you pick. -- Ando exhibit shows him as rebel and role model. -- Two firms look to the future on their golden anniversaries. -- Pelli will ponder his Overture Center in Madison, Wisconsin.

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2003 AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Projects Awards [images]- American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Determined tycoon in middle of fight to rebuild trade center: Larry Silverstein: "In the last analysis, we will design the buildings."- Washington Times

Young Designers Get a Break in WTC Contest: Children and teens with memorial designs...can enter, provided they work with an adult willing to register with the LMDC- NY Newsday

A Heritage Rediscovered, Then Remade: new concert hall for Bard College is a Balanchine dancer with the build of a Victorian banker. By Herbert Muschamp - Frank Gehry [images]- New York Times

Brunel Dock's kiss of life? THE engineering brilliance of...Isambard Kingdom Brunel could help to bring a new era of prosperity to a rundown industrial town, almost 150 years after his death.- Western Mail (Wales)

Frills or function? As new schools spring up, so does controversy over costs- Deseret News (Utah)

U.N. Plaza's architect to fight redesign: Famed planner calls S.F. plan no answer to drunks, homeless - Lawrence Halprin- San Fancisco Chronicle

$500 million plan to redesign Rose Bowl unveiled: Proposal part of attempt to lure NFL franchise to 81-year-old stadium - Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum (HOK)- Pasadena Star News

$144 million approved for Capitol visitor center: Site to improve security, amenities for tourists (AP)- Baltimore Sun

Pujiang Town project to blend in Italian style - Gregotti Associati International- Shanghai Daily

Pittsburgh architects leave mark on Vatican City - Astorino [images]- Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Renovation for a Famously Disheveled Art Haven: American Fine Arts Society Building...home of the Art Students League of New York. - Kossar & Garry Architects- New York Times

Museums: Special Section: articles on Los Angeles museums, art anxiety, economic challenges and the recovery of Afghan antiquities...and everything in between.- New York Times

Exhibition: "Regeneration: Surroundings and Architecture": Shaking up the cityscape: The social architecture of Tadao Ando [images]- Japan Times

Exhibition: A builder of dreams: "The World of Architect Chuta Ito" [images]- Japan Times

Two Leading Firms Look Ahead as They Turn 50 - Hammel Green & Abrahamson (HGA) and Sasaki and Associates- DesignIntelligence

Architect Pelli to give public lecture May 12- University of Wisconsin/Madison

Designing the High Line: Competition insights about - and hopes for - one of Manhattan's most unique urban environments. [images]- ArchNewsNow

WTC Proposals: Who's Saying What Worldwide (updated 04/18/03)- 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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