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Today's News - June 5, 2003

Lower Manhattan gets serious about culture. -- The public's one chance to voice opinions about memorial. -- Architecture has a lot to do with Liverpool's City of Culture win. -- Downtown dreams realized in Cincinnati and on-the-boards in Milwaukee. -- The stars are aligned for London Olympic master plan and a public plaza in Reno. -- Facing down the "skyscraper curse" in South Korea. -- Some design elements left unclear in Calatrava's bridge for Dallas. -- Not all are thrilled with new Harvard Library annex. -- High praise for new conference and art center in Olympia, WA. -- Hitting (and missing) the crux of architectural criticism. -- Architecture is a hot topic in Pittsburgh. -- Chrysler abandons design awards program (it didn't sell cars). -- The French try on a "National Sizing Campaign." -- Feeling blue? Hug a designer chair.

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A Downtown Cultural District Takes Shape- Gotham Gazette

The Memorial Hearing- Gotham Gazette

Why Liverpool won: unexpected success at being chosen European City of Culture for 2008 came for a number of reasons. "...thirdly there is our architecture..."- BBC News

Turning a corner: ...in downtown Cincinnati, Zaha Hadid has been inspired by the constraints of a tight urban site to produce the best building of her career. By Fred Bernstein [images]- RIBA Journal (UK)

A Blue-Ribbon Development? Developers hope to transform Milwaukee Pabst brewery...into $300 million entertainment and retail, office, and residential complex- National Real Estate Investor

London unveils Olympics shortlist to compete for the job of writing London's "masterplan" for the 2012 Olympics. - Arup/Foster and Partners; EDAW/HOK; Terry Farrell and Partners; MBM Arquitectes; Herzog & de Meuron; Richard Rogers Partnership/WS Atkins- BBC News

Reno to choose architects for former Mapes plaza: “I have never seen so many Harvard School of Architecture graduates in one stack in my life.”- Reno Gazette-Journal

Commentary: South Korea risks the 'skyscraper curse': world's tallest building projects have been excellent forecasting tools.- International Herald Tribune

Simple, elegant design could help define Dallas: With parabolic arch and spidery lattice, bridge would be like no other landmark in city. By David Dillon - Santiago Calatrava- Dallas Morning News

Planning Board in a bind: hands tied over proposed Harvard University "boxy" library annex - Leers Weinzapfel Associates- Cabridge Chronicle

Council likes conference and arts center proposal - Bob Zimmer; LMN Architects [images]- The Olympian (Washington)

City Observed: Defining Architectural Criticism: ...goes beyond culling press releases, cozying up to designers, and courting interviews... By Sam Hall Kaplan- KCRW.org (Los Angeles)

New architectural projects get their platform at Heinz Architectural Center; International Heritage Development Conference; Commonwealth Design Awards. By Patricia Lowry- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Chrysler Design Awards Dropped After 10 Years- New York Times

French Have Designs On a More Perfect Fit: “National Sizing Campaign”- ErgoWeb

Furnishings That Blossom With Whimsy: Economy got you down? Hug a designer chair. By Linda Hales- Washington Post


- 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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