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Today's News - May 29, 2003

Sri Lanka and Philadelphia (and the rest of us) lose visionaries. -- Keeping to the vision/plan is tough going at Ground Zero. -- "Audacious" design is just right for housing complex in San Francisco. -- Sydney is running out of space. -- Waterfront dreams in New York and Detroit. -- Architecture students take a project to heart. -- More on the changing face of prefab. -- Vienna suburbs: testing grounds for inventive architecture. -- Architecture that reflects research. -- The sky's the limit at Royal Academy show. -- We wish there was a picture (and architect named) of "a postmodern pagoda crossed with a stunted Seattle space needle."

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Obituary: Geoffrey Bawa is no more: Sri Lanka's internationally recognised architect passed away on Tuesday- Daily News (Sri Lanka)

Obituary: Willard G. Rouse III, 60, Shaped Philadelphia Skyline- New York Times

For Daniel Libeskind, the real work at ground zero is just beginning. By Blair Kamin- Chicago Tribune

How an Architect Grew: Bad grades are not necessarily a good predictor of future success...Just look at architect Daniel Libeskind...- NY Newsday

Audacious building design for Market St. apartments: Huge complex brings focus to confusion. By John King - Arquitectonica [images]- San Francisco Chronicle

Space invaders: planners see a city stuffed to the rooftops- Sydney Morning Herald

Three Proposals, and Big Decisions, Figure in Pier 40's Future - Reichen & Robert; Chermayeff, Sollogub & Poole;- New York Times

Consultant hired for Detroit riverfront project - Cooper Robertson Partners- Crain's Detroit

Architecture students design campus for Guatemalan street children: ...plan to stick with the project after the class is over.- Stanford Report (California)

Again, Architecture Discovers Prefab - Resolution: 4 Architecture; Ralph Rapson; Collins & Turner Architects; Craig Konyk [images]- New York Times

In Vienna, 'Matrix' Meets 'Sound of Music': outlying districts have become testing grounds for inventive new architecture. [images]- New York Times

New home for MIT EECS reflects new research directions: Stata Center - Frank Gehry [images]- EE Times

Summer Exhibition [at Royal Academy] stands tall: "Sky High: Vertical Architecture" curated by the architect Lord Foster- BBC

Burma's tower plan for Bagan needles UN: ...would resemble a postmodern pagoda crossed with a stunted Seattle space needle.- Independent (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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