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Today's News - June 18, 2003

Sparks really beginning to fly around Ground Zero. -- Lessons from a transit-oriented community. -- Making neighborhoods walkable. -- Manhattan buildings going green. -- Toronto station gets green light for restoration. -- Moscow apartments inspired by Russian Arch Digest. -- Manchester, UK, up for more awards. -- New developments in Malaysia. -- Translucent temple in Chile. -- Britain shines at Venice Biennale. -- Mold making trouble. -- School plans for historic hotel in Los Angeles. -- Celebrating Busáras at 50. - A documentary examines gentrification. -- Canadian wins Prix de Rome.

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Libeskind's WTC Plan May Take More Hits- NY Newsday

Opinion: WTC Shell Game. By Steve Cuozzo- New York Post

Op-Ed: Making TODs Work: Lessons from Portland's Orenco Station...a real-world account of the successes and failures of one of the nation's most closely watched new transit-oriented communities [images]- PLANetizen

Experts share ideas to make area walkable- Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Manhattan buildings go green: Benefits outweigh construction costs:Architects of the 21st century must become healers as much as designers. Fox & Fowle; Cesar Pelli & Associates- The Star (Toronto)

Union Station deal gets green light: ...$120 million to $150 million in renovations- The Star (Toronto)

In Moscow, No More Flat Denial: With Western Exposure, Drab Apartments Get Makeovers- Washington Post

Manchester landmarks shortlisted for "Better Public Building" award - Arup; Daniel Libeskind [images]- Manchester Online

Pulai Springs to launch 2 projects - Smallwood- The Star (Malaysia)

Translucent temple to be built in Chile - Hariri Pontarini Architects [images]- Baha'i World News

Britain turns up the heat: pavilion a gorgeous, shimmering celebration of light and colour. It is by far the most beautiful at this year's Venice Biennale. - Chris Ofili; David Adjaye- Telegraph (UK)

Legal fight over mold responsibility spreads: architect Bernard Zyscovich...a 25-year career in architecture and urban planning, a lawsuit of this size and breadth is a new experience in damage control.- South Florida Business Journal

L.A. Unified Unveils 5 Plans for Ambassador Site: Historic hotel property is to house up to three new schools- Los Angeles Times

Celebrating Busáras at 50: one of the first post Second World War examples of the International Modern style in Europe. - Michael Scott [images]- Archéire

"Flag Wars" - a poignant account of the politics and pain of gentrification- PBS

Architect Andrew King wins Prix de Rome - aka/andrewkingstudio- Globe and Mail (Canada)


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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