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Today's News - April 29, 2003

WTC memorial design competition: rules not as important as vision. -- Studying the why's of WTC collapse. -- Gehry's "bionic bunny" on the Hudson. -- Moscow metro marvel. -- McMansion-villes becoming modern Levittowns. -- From pans to praise for Boston tower. -- Book examines how cities like Beirut renew, rebuild and remember. -- Did the best plan win for Sydney site? -- New life and big plans for Sacramento rail yard. -- Candy plant goes hi-tech with high style. -- Another arts center overhaul. -- A look at the team who designed many New York treasures. -- Art and design combined with elegance and humor.

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In 9/11 Design, Rules Are Set to Be Broken: some of the jurors who will select the winner encouraged entrants to challenge [competition guideline] boundaries.- New York Times

Unraveling who survived Sept. 11 and why: New studies probe safety and behavior- Chicago Tribune

Gehry on Hudson: architect raises a sculptural spectacle on the campus of Bard College...looks vaguely mammalian...- NY Newsday

Moscow Metro Unveils New Station: revive the style of the very first metro stations- Moscow Times (Russia)

Keeping Up With the Jonesing: The Brass Ring of Modern Suburbia Is Big. Really Big. McMansions - the 21st century version of Levittown- Los Angeles Times

Long way to the top Initially plagued by controversy, the John Hancock Tower has become a prized part of the city's skyline - Henry N. Cobb/Pei Cobb Freed & Partners- Boston Globe

How cities renew, rebuild and remember: Urban fabric, no matter how badly tattered and torn, can eventually be stitched back together again - Van Alen Institute- Daily Star (Lebanon)

To foster goodwill, shortcuts and all: A famous architect for the Regent site; sounds a match yet all is not right. By Elizabeth Farrelly - Foster & Partners; Kohn Pedersen Fox; Peddle Thorp; Johnson Pilton Walker- Sydney Morning Herald

Sacramento Project Planned at Site of Historic Rail Yard: Huge development in capital's center would include 3,000 homes and acres of shopping. - Jerde Partnership- Los Angeles Times

Candy Plant To Shift From Sugar to Science...in historic Cambridge: The aesthetic looks like a cross between a 70s dance floor and Star Wars - The Stubbins Associates- The Harvard Crimson

Towson arts center gets a $40 million overhaul: Project adds theater, modern practice areas to 31-year-old building - Design Collective; Wilson Butler Lodge; Mahan Rykiel- Baltimore Sun

How an Upper-Class Firm Tweaked Classical Norms: "The Architecture of Delano & Aldrich"- New York Times

At home in two worlds: The realms of art and design blend with casual elegance in the playfully humorous works of Roy McMakin. [images]- Los Angeles Times

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


- Lab architecture studio: Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia
- Richard Meier & Partners: In Construction: Frieder Burda Collection, Baden-Baden, Germany
- Williamson Pounders Architects: Master Plan & Visitors Center, Tunica River Park, Mississippi
- Schmidt, Hammer & Lassen: Master Plan First Prize: Chongquing Sunshine 100, Chongquing City, China


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