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Today's News - June 17, 2003

Winning or losing control of design at Ground Zero. -- The "why" of not building a WTC memorial. -- The "who" of who's in charge of the WTC memorial process. -- On Hadid: Given that "you're never going to turn [Cincinnati] into a silk purse…the girl has done good." -- A queen bee worth buzzing about. -- Questioning beatifying the queen bee. -- High praise for Chicago designers. -- Imitating the classics is not always a high form of praise. -- Time for the National Design Awards to shine. -- Designing inventions. -- Good architecture for a good cause. -- Dead Malls Competition: Teaching malls new tricks. -- ASLA looks to its future; and appreciating the godfather of landscape architecture. -- Big bucks for New Jersey schools. -- School of Architecture finally finds a dean. -- Luxury living highlighted in new regional magazines.

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Libeskind Power Play: demanding greater control over key projects at the World Trade Center site- New York Post

Monumental Folly: A look at telling absences in art history tells us why not to build a monument at the WTC.- Slate

A Unified Remembrance: Part facilitator, part administrator, Anita Contini draws on a past in business and the arts as she shepherds plans for the World Trade Center memorial- NY Newsday

Zaha Hadid brings subtlety to Cincinnati. Not something it's used to. By Hugh Pearman [images]- HughPearman.com (UK)

Busting the Box: Zaha Hadid, the queen bee of unbuilt designs, at last has a building worth buzzing about- Time Magazine

Could Unusually Lavish Praise of Cincinnati's Art Center Be Just a Bit Premature? Muschamp beatifies Hadid... By Roger K. Lewis- Washington Post

Rockford, Racine projects show promise for Chicago designers: Site problems are solved with warmth, drama. By Blair Kamin - Studio Gang/O'Donnell; Brininstool + Lynch- Chicago Tribune

Modern classics are not the real deal: The trouble with imitation is that it is almost never as good as the original. By Whitney Gould - Alvin Holm; AG Architecture- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Revealing the Light Of a Galaxy of Stars: National Design Awards...There has never been a plan for these design stars to show off their magic... By Linda Hales- Washington Post

Sweeping changes: James Dyson, inventor of the cyclonic vacuum, wants to revolutionize invention itself...and to be seen in the same way as Philippe Starck and Michael Graves...- Los Angeles Times

A Home Where Charity Begins: At Emmaus House, Good Works Meet Good Architecture. By Benjamin Forgey - Wiebenson & Dorman Architects [image]- Washington Post

Can Old Malls Be Taught New Tricks? Dead Malls Competition...5 winners chosen out of 75 entries [images]- New York Times

American Society of Landscape Architects Elects President-Elect... - Patrick A. Miller, Ph.D., FASLA- ASLA

A Pioneer Of Public Spaces: Frederick Law Olmsted Is Attracting New Recognition Closer To His Hartford Roots [images]- Hartford Courant

New Jersey Schools Construction Corp. Begins Massive $8.6 Billion Construction Construction program - Spector Group- New York Construction News

The Art of a Neverland Called 'Asia': Asian Art Museum [San Francisco] - Gae Aulenti- New York Times

Search yields dean after 1 year: The Architect dean hopes to foster University of Texas at Arlington School of Architecture role in the area. - Don Gatzke- The Shorthorn

Luxury Homes Magazine to Launch Regional Editions: Four New Magazines Tap Growing Market Demand- Reed Business


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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