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Today's News - June 11, 2003

Michael Graves bouncing back (on wheels). -- Historic religious buildings deserve federal funding. -- The next big boomtowns. -- Preservation quandaries in Luxor, Tokyo, and Beverly Hills. -- Gehry team makes the final cut in blue chip shortlist for UConn project. "Swiss cheese" skyscraper a new icon for Chicago. -- San Francisco's Foundry Square "is an oddity, at least it's a handsome one. We could do a lot worse." -- Architects talk architecture. -- Big culture and mixed-use plans for Moscow (Eric Owen Moss "garbage bags" still in the running). -- Western Australia to get first State Architect in years. -- China builds bridges. -- Copper masterpieces. -- Milwaukee museum director takes on conservatism.

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Architect Michael Graves Stricken By Meningitis-Like Illness: "has an absolutely normal life expectancy now" By Benjamin Forgey- Washington Post

Real Estate Boom Expected in North America’s Midsize Cities; Large Cities Expected to Fair Better in China, India- FacilitiesNet

Opinion: This Old Church: Historic sites deserve federal funds--even if they're churches.- Wall Street Journal

Holding their ground: The government has twice tried to move Gurna, on Luxor's West Bank. But is this the right solution? - Hassan Fathy [images]- Egypt Today

Saving Tokyo's architectural soul: Preservationists fight an uphill battle against the bulldozer- International Herald Tribune

Culture Clash: In Beverly Hills...Romanesque Revival building...focus of a controversy pitting a public school's limited resources against conservation of a landmark. - Gable & Wyant- Los Angeles Times

Gehry/Herbert S. Newman Design Chosen For University of Connecticut's new School of Fine Arts: finalists included Zaha Hadid and Mack Scogin/Merrill Elam Architects [images]- Hartford Courant

Height of holiness: Skybridge condominium tower is a 'Swiss cheese skyscraper' that's as open as it is striking. By Blair Kamin - Ralph Johnson/Perkins & Will- Chicago Tribune

Analysis: SoMa's half-baked masterpiece of design: Slowing economy left Foundry Square's grand plans in lurch. By John King - Studios Architecture; Jim Jennings; SWA Group [images]- San Francisco Chronicle

A New Building for the Spertus Institute. Hosted by Edward Lifson. Guests: Ron Krueck and Mark Sexton; Elva Rubio/Gensler [audio & slide show]- WBEZ FM Chicago Public Radio

$80M [retail, office and residential complex] Project Aims to Revitalize Central Site: Moscow Architecture Institute restored, and an architecture center is to be created. - Ilya Levada [image]- Moscow Times (Russia)

Design Contest Opens for $100 million New Mariinsky - Eric Owen Moss; Dominique Perraut; Zemtsov, Kondiain & Partners; etc. [image]- Moscow Times (Russia)

Back to future on state's architect: expected to have first government architect in 18 years...- The Australian

China Builds World's Longest Trans-oceanic Bridge [images]- People's Daily (China)

Stunning structures courtesy of Kansas City company- Kansas City Star

Design: 'The perfect job for you: Milwaukee': David Gordon faces conservatism- Financial Times (UK)


Summer Reading: Below Ground Level: Creating New Spaces for Contmeporary Architecture; Santiago Calatrava: Artworks; Architectural Guides to 20th Century Architecture; Leonardo da Vinci: The Complete Paintings and Drawings; Kas Oosterhuis: Architecture Goes Wild; Steel and Beyond: New Strategies for Metals in Architecture; Frank Lloyd Wright & Lewis Mumford: Thirty Years of Correspondence


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