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Today's News - April 30, 2003

In praise of the WTC memorial process. -- A UK bay slated for cementing? -- New Urbanism debated. -- Grand plans for redevelopments from Long Island to San Diego. -- Sydney envisions landscaping buildings, not just land. -- Matching space fungus (actually a department store) and a supershed (really a science center) in Birmingham, UK. -- The changing face of retail. -- A look at Lindy Roy's "brave new spaces." -- A new children's' center for South London. -- Utzon symposium slated for August. -- Streetlights illuminate LA's history.

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Editorial: Toward a Memorial Design: The open-armed quality of this competition seems appropriate.- New York Times

Port in a storm: Will the black-tailed godwit or the needs of British shipping take precedence in Bathside Bay?- Guardian (UK)

Libertarians At the Gates Of New Urbanism- PLANetizen

Taking the First Step: Developer files plans for $4-billion 'mini-city' at 452-acre Pilgrim site- NY Newsday

American Tobacco work set to begin: final stamp of approval...to redevelop the campus into offices, restaurants, shops and other uses....a tipping point for downtown redevelopment.- Durham Herald (North Carolina)

Grand Forks Air Force Base plans Cold War cultural park (AP)- Mercury News (California)

San Diego City Council designates historic sites, declines to save buildings: property historically significant for its role in local black history- San Diego Union-Tribune

Just picture the hanging gardens of ... Sydney: It is time to plant the seed for landscape within buildings rather than buildings in the landscape, writes Chris Johnson.- Sydney Morning Herald

Architect grows on a sceptical world: Emilio Ambasz is a man who breaks architectural moulds...- Sydney Morning Herald

Space fungus versus the supershed: Future Systems and Nicholas Grimshaw in Birmingham. Hugh Pearman [images]- HughPeaman.com

Today's shoppers looking for ambiance in retail centers: Retail development is undergoing nothing short of a revolution that is defining the way we will shop in the future.- San Antonio Business Journal

Creating brave new spaces: Is Lindy Roy the architect of the future?- Contra Costa Times (California)

Winning design chosen for children's centre - van Heyningen and Haward- South London Press (UK)

The first international Utzon symposium in Aalborg, Denmark, August 28th - 30th 2003- Utzon Center

'Vermonica' Tells Story of Lighting the City: Temporary installation of vintage streetlights is so popular that it's still in place 10 years later.- 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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