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Today's News - June 6, 2003

Austrian architect minces no words about goings-on at Ground Zero. -- Former "basket case" of a city is ready for the spotlight. -- More than awards spotlighted by Australian and British projects. -- Toronto gets serious about having fun on its waterfront. -- Los Angeles all too ready to tear down its past; will people really be able to afford access to the "people's living room" (aka Disney Hall)? -- Restoring one of Canada's most historic buildings. -- A water resort for Sandusky. -- Green Week in Europe. -- A green tower for midtown Manhattan (report leaves out that all the property has not yet been secured). -- Green Pledge seeks green roof projects for book. -- A weekend diversion if you're in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Kitsch at Ground Zero? Austrian architect Raimund Abraham on Daniel Libeskind’s winning design for the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site. (Profil magazine)- World Press Review

'Terrific' Liverpool carries off key accolade: Selection for 2008 seals renaissance of city once seen as 'basket case' [plus links to other reports]- Guardian (UK)

Designs on success: deciding the winner of the RAIA Victorian Architecture Medal cannot have been an easy task.- The Age (Australia)

Housing awards show it's time for a rethink: one-size-fits-all approach is on the way out- Irish Times (via Archeire.com)

A waterfront design to dip your toes into: HtO, the winning design for two new parks [in Toronto]. By Lisa Rochon - Claude Cormier; Janet Rosenberg; Siamak Hariri- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Historic Site May Vanish in the City of the Young: Los Angeles is so consumed by its desire to be the city of tomorrow that it pays little heed to remnants of the past- New York Times

But does it say L.A.? L.A. hopes Frank Gehry's metal swoops and swirls will give it its own icon - à la Empire State Building or Eiffel Tower.- Christian Science Monitor

Renovating a masterpiece: Canada's Library of Parliament is undergoing $90.5M in upgrades and repairs. - Desnoyers Mercure & Associés; Ogilvie & Hogg; Michael Lundholm; Spencer Higgins [images]- Ottawa Citizen (Canada)

Making a splash: developer planning Sandusky water resort to tune of $135M - MeyersWelsh Architecture and Design- Columbus Business Journal (Ohio)

Europe Celebrates Green Week 2003- Environment News Service

Bank of America Spire Will Tower Over Area: Cook + Fox Architects to plan the world-class tower as a major environmentally sensitive project- NY Post

Earth Pledge seeking exemplary green roof projects to include in upcoming Green Roof Sourcebook. Deadline: August 1- Earth Pledge

"Harmony of Style in Architecture: Drawings by Giacomo Quarenghi (1744-1817)": drawings reveal a different Quarenghi to the one that most St. Petersburgers are used to.- St. Petersburg Times (Russia)


- 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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