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Today's News - May 7, 2003

EDITOR'S NOTE: The two lead articles will explain why there won't be a daily newsletter May 8-12…we'll be in San Diego at the AIA convention. The news will return bright and early May 13.

Liverpool names a "design tsar." -- Woes for an old San Francisco plaza and a new New York memorial. -- Shopping mecca in Shanghai to include a life-sized replica of the Titanic (in the New York zone?!). -- A boutique hotel for a funky part of town. -- Artist who "loathes making anything practical whatsoever" takes on subway station in Naples (Italy). -- Taking big green steps in L.A., Virginia, and Nashville. -- Young preservationists take on Pittsburgh. -- Swiss engineering as art. -- A tight race for Australian Design Awards. -- A saint for the Internet.

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Nation's architects have designs on San Diego: American Institute of Architects convention theme: "Design Matters: Poetry + Proof."- San Diego Union-Tribune

Top 10 places [in San Diego] where you can find an architect this week- San Diego Union-Tribune

Want to put up a new building? You'll have to get past this woman: Liverpool has appointed a "design tsar" - Coun Beatrice Fraenkel- icLiverpool (UK)

A vision revision: U.N. Plaza plan lacks attractions for visitors. By John King - Lawrence Halprin; Roma Design Group [images]- San Fancisco Chronicle

Memorial to Irish Fortitude Comes Undone in New York: some of [Irish Hunger Memorial] components were uanble to withstand a harsh New York winter.- New York Times

District plans to build mecca for shopping: Manhattan, Ginza and Oxford Street may all be replicated in Shanghai's $602.41 million upscale shopping and business center - Gensler; DTZ Debenham Tie Leung- Shanghai Daily

A High-Rise Hotel on Old Rivington St.: Surface, the Hotel...a $32 million bet that the neighborhood has arrived as a fashionable downtown destination.- New York Times

'They don't know what they've let themselves in for': Anish Kapoor's sculptures are so enormous they're almost architecture - which may be why Naples asked him to design a tube station.- Guardian (UK)

Toyota seeks gold for new green buildings - LPA Inc.- Environmental News Network

Gov. Warner Welcomes Hughes Research Center To Loudoun: $500 million Janelia Farm Research Campus...will be a world-class model for how facilities are created in the future - Rafael Vinoly- Leesburg Today (Virginia)

It ain’t easy being green: Hastings Architecture Associates has converted its office building into an environmentally friendly structure- Nashville City Paper

Young Preservationists take history into the future. By Patricia Lowry- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Professor lauded for artful engineering: passion for Swiss structural engineering focus of exhibit at Princeton University Art Museum- Princeton Packet

Young designer makes a stand: nominated for an Australian Design Award - Nick Tozer [images]- Sydney Morning Herald

Finally, an internet saint- News24 (South Africa)

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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