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Today's News - May 14, 2003

We lose an architect who loved his city. -- Ground Zero debates continue. -- Calling projects "New Urbanism" doesn't always make them so. -- Solutions to controlling sprawl. -- Place and placelessness: parts 1 and 2. -- It looks like a Sino-Swiss team for Beijing Olympics. -- Nouvel loses project in Pittsburgh. -- Maltzan wins in Sonoma. -- World Heritage designation for opera house? -- A visionary of natural beauty. -- Honoring Hebron. -- Mincing no words about hospital design in Edinburgh. -- Green projects grow in Australia. -- The greening of a mobster (TV-style). -- Koolhaas as guest editor. -- An architect gets "arrested" to make a point.

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Obituary: John L. Petrarca, 51, Architect Who Made Old Look Like New- New York Times

Ground Zero Reconstruction Sparks Passionate Debate Among New Yorkers- Voice of America

Plans muddle New Urbanism: ...according to urban planning experts...two proposals fail to live up to some goals...- San Antonio Express-News

Op-Ed: Landowner Equity and Protecting the Commons: William Honachefsky proposes several solutions to more effectively controlling sprawl through land use planning.- PLANetizen

Mercurial designs for a material world: how we are losing and finding ourselves in an increasingly globalized world (first of a three-part series on place and placelessness). By Lisa Rochon- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Uncle Sam's city plan: the effects of U.S.-style urbanization (second of a three-part series on place and placelessness). By Lisa Rochon- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Sino-Swiss Scheme Favored as Main Sports Venue for Beijing 2008 Olympic Games - Herzog & De Meuron; China Architecture Design Institute [image]- People's Daily (China)

Science center drops French architect as price outraces budget: Jean Nouvel's design for expansion too costly. By Patricia Lowry [image]- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sonoma County museum strikes deal for site: ...hopes to unveil the plans by the end of the year. - Michael Maltzan- The Press Democrat (California)

Sydney Opera House hopes for World Heritage list - Jorn Utzon- The Mercury (Australia)

Creating Natural Beauty: After rehabbing urban open spaces, George Hargreaves sets his vision on NYC parks, projects and, he hopes, Ground Zero- NY Newsday

A culture set in concrete: The lifework of architect Hanan Hebron (1931-2000)... By Esther Zandberg- Ha`aretz (Israel)

Architect attacks 'isolated' new Edinburgh Royal Infirmary - Malcolm Fraser; Keppie- Edinburgh Evening News

Triple accolade for Scottsdale [Australia] Forest EcoCentre - Morris Nunn & Associates- Examiner (Australia)

Lend Lease goes green: Australia’s first five star greenhouse office building- Infolink (Australia)

The Greening of Tony Soprano: Even mobsters feel the pain of ecological alienation- Utne Reader

The New World: 30 Spaces for the 21st Century. By Rem Koolhaas [images]- Wired magazine

What’s an architect these days? Architect Impersonator Arrested...- ArchVoices


- Oscar Niemeyer: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2003, Hyde Park, London
- Tadao Ando: Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
- Exhibition: "Tadao Ando: Regeneration - Surroundings and Architecture," Tokyo Station Gallery
- Books: "Oscar Niemeyer: A Legend of Modernism" and "Starck by Starck"


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