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Today's News - May 16, 2003

A lot of zeros after the numbers to rebuild Ground Zero (and registrations for memorial design competition). -- Affordable housing: exploding the myths that it has to be ugly and harms neighborhoods. -- To save or not to save sites in Jersey City and Chicago. -- Los Angeles awards preservation. -- Proposals by Alsop and Cesar Pelli for a two-tower North Quay scheme on Canary Wharf. -- Gehry team and Wilkinson Eyre on shortlist for Brighton, UK project. -- Seattle development plans rekindled. -- A striking waterfront memorial in New Zealand. -- Newcastle's metro station as leisure zone. -- An elegant city museum for Washington, DC. -- Bucolic (not breathtaking) paintings translated into bucolic community. - Neimeyer House saved and lovingly restored. -- Disney Hall and Bard performing arts center big hits with Brit crits.

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Official Puts Cost of Rebuilding Ground Zero at $10 Billion; more than 5,000...from 71 countries, all 50 states...have registered to take part in the competition to design a memorial- New York Times

Realtors(r) Help Change the Face of Affordable Housing: ...innovative approaches to address the common myths- US Newswire

A Significant Industrial Site Is Saved for Housing: Whitlock Cordage factory buildings dating to the post-Civil War era in Jersey City - Housing Trust of America [image]- New York Times

Healing process: It's unclear whether Cook County Hospital can or should be saved. But what is certain is that there hasn't been a full airing of the question. By Blair Kamin and Patrick T. Reardon [images]- Chicago Tribune

City Observed: The Month of May: A Time for Awards and Walks: Six preservation projects, a preservation program, and a preservation ordinance, were honored this month. By Sam Hall Kaplan- KCRW.org (Los Angeles)

Alsop and Canary Wharf to tackle dockland deprivation: proposals by Alsop and Cesar Pelli for a two-tower North Quay scheme- Building (UK)

Brighton and Hove's brave new world: shortlist whittled down to two - Frank Gehry/CZWG/HOK; Wilkinson Eyre [images]- BBC

Deal reached over Lincoln Square: Freeman to revive $360 million project- Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Sir Peter Blake memorial planned for waterfront - Pete Bossley Architects [image]- New Zealand Herald

Pollard Thomas & Edwards Architects...win 50m Islington housing job; Shillam + Smith has unveiled a masterplan for Canning Town...7000-home scheme- Building (UK)

Leisure plan for Newcastle's Haymarket Metro station - Reid Jubb Brown Partnership- icNewcastle (UK)

An Elegant House of History: Old Library a Fine Fit For the City Museum. By Benjamin Forgey - Devrouax & Purnell Architects; RKK&G Museum and Cultural Facilities Consultants- Washington Post

Architecture draws from painter's palate: New housing inspired by Kinkade's 'bucolic townscapes.' By Arrol Gellner- Inman Real Estate News

Neimeyer House (the only known residence in North America designed by the Brazilian architect) Owner Discusses His Plans - Michael Boyd- Santa Monica Mirror (California)

Rhapsody in stainless steel: Walt Disney Concert Hall...after a troubled 16-year genesis, it's finally here - Frank Gehry- Telegraph (UK)

Silver giant in the sticks: Why doesn't Britain erect buildings such as the Richard B Fisher Centre for the Performing Arts - Frank Gehry- Telegraph (UK)


- 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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