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Today's News - May 6, 2003

Charter Award winners from the Congress for New Urbanism. -- New urbanism flies high at former airport in Denver. -- Swedish housing development has it all. -- Another city develops downtown urban design guidelines. -- A new book examines mega-projects and public investment. -- A charter high school in Philadelphia inspires designers of the future. -- MoMA adds a few more $ million to expansion plans. -- Another London theater sparkles. -- UK's 20th Century Society takes on a new challenge. -- Churches reused and preserved on both sides of the Atlantic. -- Optimism in glum times.

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Congress for the New Urbanism 2003 Charter Awards Winners- Congress for the New Urbanism

Flying High: A former airport site takes off as a first-class new urbanist development [in Denver]. - Urban Design Group; Thomas Cox Architects; Wolff-Lyon Architects; Woodley Architectural Group; Calthorpe and Associates; EDAW- Builder Online

It Takes Tech to Tango: a Swedish housing complex that is ecologically sound and wired... By Raul Barreneche - Moore Ruble Yudell Architects; FFNS Architects [images]- Popular Science

Downtown Edmond projects will have new guidelines: Urban Board put together a booklet that outlines its architecture and development philosophies...- Edmond Sun (Oklahoma)

Book Preview: Mega-Projects: The Changing Politics of Urban Public Investment by Alan A. Altshuler and David E. Luberoff- Brookings Institute

A school designed to inspire learning: Philadelphia's Charter High School for Architecture and Design- Philadelphia Inquirer

Museum of Modern Art's Expansion Grows in Cost: now expected to cost $52 million more than the original estimate. - Yoshio Taniguchi- New York Times

The Empire strikes back: The redevelopment of London's Hackney Empire is nearing completion....the venue's glorious past...optimistic about its future. By Jay Merrick - Tim Ronalds Architects- Independent (UK)

Challenging project to convert water softening plant - 20th Century Society [image]- Guardian (UK)

Church converts: As more churches in Britain fall silent, their empty edifices are finding new life as nightclubs, bagpipe training centers, theaters, pubs, and museums.- Christian Science Monitor

Two St. Paul churches win preservation honors- Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

Firm's 40th anniversary comes at a glum time - Fugleberg Koch Architects- Orlando Sentinel

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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