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Today's News - May 1, 2003

Wedge of Light: is play of light becoming a play of semantics? -- The Philadelphian on Libeskind team has roots in Battery Park City. -- New RAIA president has environmental focus. -- Plans and pans for Guggenheim in Rio. -- Tacoma loves its new museum. -- Planning session and red tape for two museums in Washington, DC area. -- Architecture students propose new life for unused museum building. - Architectural Association of Ireland awards projects that fill gaps. -- No need to include low-income units in Manhattan housing developments if you pay to build them elsewhere. -- Competitions lead to better architecture. -- Wright's utopian Usonia. -- Nashville park under-used, at least until surroundings are improved. -- Documentary about Melbourne's Federation Square: love it or hate it, it's a miracle it was built at all.


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Shadows to Fall, Literally, Over 9/11 'Wedge of Light': ...critic of the rebuilding process published a study showing...Wedge of Light would be in shadow... - Daniel Libeskind; Eli Attia- New York Times

The Out-of-Towner Who's Reshaping Downtown: the important role played by the head of the City Planning Commission. The Philadelphia City Planning Comission. - Gary A. Hack- New York Times

New Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA) president: David Parken/Jackman Parken Evans- Infolink (Australia)

Guggenheim Grows: The Next Stop Is Rio - Jean Nouvel [image]- New York Times

Rio's Guggenheim Plans Face Criticism - Jean Nouvel- NY Newsday

Tacoma Art Museum's transparent design adds unique qualities to its setting - Antoine Predock; Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen [image]- Seattle Post-Intelligencer

National Slavery Museum holds planning session in Chicago: Symposium set to develop plan...for 2007 debut in Fredericksburg. - Chien Chung Pei/Pei Partnership Architects- Free Lance-Star (Virginia)

Jury still out: Cop museum faces hurdles: Conceptual designs for a $60 million law enforcement museum...are just about complete and ready for the red tape. - Davis Buckley Architects & Planners; Gruzen Samton- Washington Business Journal

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee proposal would give new life to closed museum: UWM architecture students have come up with a plan to adapt it as a multipurpose space. By Whitney Gould [images]- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

No flamboyance, just polished sophistication: Architectural Association of Ireland rewarded architects who 'densified' the existing built framework...involved leftover spaces or gaps...- Irish Times (via Archeire.com)

$9M in fees for low-income apts.: Two new apartment buildings in lower Manhattan won't be required to set aside units for low-income tenants..fee for 225 new units for low-income tenants elsewhere.- NY Daily News

Designing Portland: It worked for the tram: Could design competitions achieve better architecture for the rest of the city.- Willamette Week (Oregon)

Wright's Dream of Utopian Community Lives On: Usonia, Pleasantville, NY- Salt Lake Tribune

Some say Bicentennial Capitol Mall falls short: still an unrealized vision.- The Tennessean

Square heads collide and raise the roof: "Inside the Square": Federation Square documentary..."The story of architecture is the story of architects driving clients mad." And vice-versa. - Lab Architecture Studio- The Australian

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


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- 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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