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Today's News - May 28, 2003

Fresh air a dilemma in Shanghai skyscrapers (only in Shanghai?). -- Canadian municipalities look to architects for looks. -- Sydney neighborhood losing its look and "rough heart." -- Arizona cities look ahead. -- Replanning as a new discipline. -- Prefab and high design on the horizon. -- Bright young Brits take on British design sense. -- Blitz of destruction and salvation in UK and Miami. -- Historic churches now in line for government preservation funds. -- Musings on redesigning the Cultural Center of the Philippines. -- A grant for the greening of Lower Manhattan. -- A new museum of Canadian history and politics. -- Big plans for Seattle art scene. -- New dean says think small and think ahead. -- World War II Memorial designer takes a deep breath. -- St. Petersburg celebrates 300 years with a facelift many said couldn't be done.

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Skyscrapers in dilemma for fresh air: Modern architectural style...creates a dilemma in Shanghai's office highrises- Shanghai Daily

Managing the 'cookie cutters': Municipalities hire architects to monitor neighbourhood look- National Post (Canada)

Too much sacrificed at the Cross: area will lose a precious asset - its rough heart...death-by-hygiene is in the air. By Elizabeth Farrelly- Sydney Morning Herald

Valley cities look ahead: 20-year plans emphasize downtowns...- Arizona Republic

Op-Ed: A Call for 'Replanning' As A Discipline Of Community Planning: reconstruction and rebuilding in places like Iraq is neglected by the planning profession. By Craig Raborn, AICP- PLANetizen

Upwardly mobile home has architect's touch: Winning prefab design headed to Triangle - Resolution: 4 Architecture- News & Observer (North Carolina)

Have we got news for you: Has the British sense of design improved? ...the inside story from design's brightest young things...about Conran's Habitat, IKEA, Woolworths, Eames, Minimalism, and TV make-over shows- Guardian (UK)

Historic buildings face blitz of destruction- Guardian (UK)

Saving West Grove's history: Miami's oldest historic neighborhood...and a 'small `d' developer'' . By Beth Dunlop - Max Strang Architecture- Miami Herald

In Shift, U.S. to Offer Grants to Historic Churches- New York Times

How would you rebuild the Cultural Center of the Philippines? A hypothetical question posted to respected architects and their answers - Leandro V. Locsin and Partners [image]- The Manila Times

Greening of Lower Manhattan With $25 Million Grant to City- New York Times

Chrétien announces national history museum- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Seattle Art Museum and Washington Mutual Proposed Expansion Moves Forward - NBBJ; Allied Works Architecture- Art Museum Network News

New dean of the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning advises thinking smaller - Brian Carter- Buffalo News

RISD's teacher/architect, Friedrich St. Florian, is breathing a sigh of relief: days an architectural whipping boy are over -- at least for now.- Providence Journal

Peter stuck his bayonet in the ground: a city was born- Independent (UK)

Warm and Weird Toasts to Russia's Crown Jewel: A face-lift at 300 for St. Petersburg- New York Times

Window on the west: Peter the Great wanted his city to be unlike any other in Russia. So he filled it with Venetian canals, baroque palaces and British townhouses. By Jonathan Glancey- Guardian (UK)


- Zaha Hadid: Inauguration: Contemporary Arts Center (CAC), Cincinnati, Ohio
- Wingårdh Architects: Winning design: Swedish Embassy, Washington, DC
- Moshe Safdie & Associates: Under construction: Khalsa Heritage Memorial Complex, Anadpur Sahib, Punjab, India
- Renzo Piano Building Workshop: Nearing completion: Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas
- Exhibition: Renzo Piano - The Architect's Studio, Louisiana Museum, Humlebæk, Denmark


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