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Today's News - May 2, 2003

Sparks (and insults) are flying about the Wedge of Light. -- High praise for London's Shard of Glass. -- UK lottery projects over-budget. -- A makeover for Ottawa. -- A major refurbishment for Southampton, and big plans (and an alphabet soup shortlist) for Isle of Wight project. -- Hitting the high notes at Gehry-on-the-Hudson. -- Award for Milwaukee museum's engineering marvel. -- Exploring ancient architecture in 3-D. -- Revisiting the 60s. -- Revisiting Latrobe. -- Revisiting Rem's "Project on the City" and "Guide to Shopping." -- Celebrating Pei's "sewing box."

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Spotlight Is on Wedge of Light, Symbol or Not - Eli Attia; Daniel Libeskind- New York Times

WTC Architect's Plan Criticized By Peer: math shows sunlight will be sparse. (AP) - Eli Attia; Daniel Libeskind- Baltimore Sun

Critic No Stranger to Controversy - Eli Attia; Daniel Libeskind- NY Newsday

Rogers hails Piano tower as 'great 21st-century design': Architect says former partner's 306 m London Bridge Tower is the best designed building he has ever seen.- Building (UK)

Get a grip on lottery projects, arts council told: 13 of the 15 main lottery-funded building projects it backed were over-budget.- Guardian (UK)

A city in need of a makeover: The consultant who's been hired to make Ottawa look better already has lots of ideas. - George Dark/Urban Strategies- Ottawa Citizen (Canada)

Southampton to get 160m refurbishment - Terry Farrell & Partners- Building (UK)

Four compete for 20 ha Isle of Wight masterplan: 600-home estate intended to set standard for local design. - John Thompson and Partners; PRP; PCKO; Tiballds TM2- Building (UK)

Into the Wood: In a historic Hudson Valley setting...Gehry works his ethereal design magic with a new performing-arts center for Bard College. By Joseph Giovannini [images]- New York Magazine

Gehry Gives Boost to Bard: Arts Center Acoustical Marvel- New York Observer

Calatrava addition wins 2003 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement award - Graef, Anhalt, Schloemer & Associates; Santiago Calatrava; Kahler Slater Architects- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Ancient Architecture in Ohio Has a 3-D Rebirth [images]- New York Times

Seven museums revisit the 1960s: Collaborating on series of exhibitions...[includes] a study of seminal 1960s architect Arthur Erickson- Montreal Gazette

New Exhibit Shows Vision for U.S. Capitol: "Latrobe's Washington"- Washington Post

Future City: After the dilapidation of urban modernism, what kinds of city and what forms of architecture await us? ...the dizzying work of Rem Koolhaas... By Fredric Jameson- New Left Review (UK)

Birthday for a building: Johnson Museum turns 30: In tribute...some fun facts about the building of the "sewing box." - I.M. Pei [image]- Ithaca Journal

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