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Today's News - May 15, 2003

An interesting look at Central Park and Ground Zero parallels. -- Museum expansion in Lower Manhattan. -- Vancouver calls on architects to deal with towering problem. -- Good government design is not an oxymoron. -- Chicago's sexy architecture. -- Museology for architects. -- Discovering Bauhaus architecture in Tel Aviv. -- Preserving a German gem. -- Fight to save Edinburgh icon. -- Chicago's Archdiocese calls for architects. -- Gehry glows at Bard (lots of images). -- Hot design in Helsinki. -- Kansas City selects New Yorkers. -- Canadian D-Day museum in France. -- Rapson, Pelli, and Shulman make their marks. -- Design Montréal Award winners. -- A Wright home goes on the auction block.

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Birth of Central Park Holds Eerie Parallels With Ground Zero- New York Times

'Under the Radar' Museum Plans New Home on the Bowery: New Museum of Contemporary Art - Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA- New York Times

Towering problem may boost city design panel: Planners ask council to add four architects to review building plans - Adrian Smith; Ken Yeang; Richard Henriquez; James Hancock- Vancouver Sun

Designers' Attitudes, Work Thrive as Federal Priorities for Buildings Evolve. By Roger K. Lewis- Washington Post

Constructing Sex: Artchitecture and Sensuality: It might not be a coincidence that a lot of our associations with Chicago's best architecture have to do with sensuality and sex.- WBEZ FM (Chicago)

Thessaloniki’s Aristotle University launches the only postgraduate program in museology in Greece: ...training of architects as museologists — a combination which is apparently rare...- Kathimerini (Greece)

`Beautiful buildings that are easy to read': A handsome English-language guide to Bauhaus architecture in Tel Aviv. By Esther Zandberg- Ha`aretz (Israel)

Angel Aids Race Toward Past: From a restoration perspective, Görlitz, Germany, is a precious city.- New York Times

Fight to save 'icon of 60s' from bulldozers - Morris and Steedman; Malcolm Fraser [image]- Edinburgh Evening News

Archdiocese puts out call: Architects, preserve us. By Blair Kamin- Chicago Tribune

Frank Gehry in Arcadia: the Bard College performing arts center in upstate New York. By Hugh Pearman [images]- HughPearman.com (UK)

Going With the Grain: In Helsinki, Architects Reap Rewards From Silo-Warehouse Site. By Benjamin Forgey - Mikko Heikkinen and Markku Komonen [image]- Washington Post

New York firm to design new headquarters for Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City - Pei Cobb Freed & Partners; Ellerbe Becket- Kansas City Star

D-Day museum built on symbolism: Juno Beach Centre boasts an abstract maple leaf - Chamberlain Architect Services- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Minneapolis architect Rapson rides the wave of modernism--again- Minneapolis Star Tribune

A clear vision of how we live: Julius Shulman...at 92, the matinee idol of architectural photography... brought modern architecture to the people- Los Angeles Times

Pelli show reveals love of people, architecture- The Capital Times (Wisconsin)

Winners of the 2003 - Institute of Design Montréal Awards Competition- Canada NewsWire

The Wright price: In an unusual move, an original Clifton home goes up for auction June 19- Cincinnati Business Courier


- 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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