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Today's News - June 20, 2003

Taking down damaged building no small task. -- Opinions continue to fly around Ground Zero design. -- Smart bricks? -- Finding greenbacks in brownfields. -- Urban developments panned and praised in Syracuse, Toronto, Washington, DC suburbs, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and Chicago. -- Big box stores have an eye on Manhattan. -- Alliance for US/UK healthcare design firms. -- What really created the "Holyrood fiasco." -- New courthouse praised and panned. -- Renaming and reshaping a museum.

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Last Days for a Survivor of Sept. 11: The battered and disfigured Deutsche Bank building...deemed beyond repair- New York Times

On a New Path: Daniel Libeskind has backed off demands for direct design control over a new Ground Zero PATH terminal...- NY Post

Opinion: Free Larry! My analysis unveiled no hidden groundswell of support for opera houses or housing projects to replace dense commercial real estate at the site.- NY Post

Smart Bricks, or a Dumb Idea? ...part of the movement toward "smart buildings"- Wired magazine

Squeezing Green Out of Brownfield Development- National Real Estate Investor

Developer With Stealth Reputation Changes Tactics: proposed supermall DestiNY USA planned for Syracuse...- New York Times

Toronto architect Raymond Moriyama lauds community development corporation to oversee the evolution of south downtown- Canada.com

Urban Experiment Revisited: After 15 Years, Planners Sharpen Their Vision of Kentlands. By Benjamin Forgey - Duany Plater-zyberk & Co.; Leon Krier; Congress for the New Urbanism- Washington Post

Phoenix ready to start promoting Plaza perks: $600 million expansion of the Phoenix Civic Plaza- Arizona Republic

City Observed: Transit Villages: Maybe, at long last, we will start taking mass transit seriously... By Sam Hall Kaplan- KCRW.org (Los Angeles)

High Rise Resurgence in Chicago - Pei Cobb Freed; Lohan Caprille Goettsch Architects [images]- New York Times

Big-Box Comes To The Big Apple- National Real Estate Investor

Aukett and US architect TRO/The Ritchie Organisation to create healthcare giant: Alliance...will form 100m-turnover operation.- Building (UK)

Bovis breaks its silence over 375m Holyrood debacle: Project team is released from gagging order...- Building (UK)

Holyrood fiasco: Bovis answers its critics: written responses to Building's questions- Building (UK)

An instinct for a skinny house: Lisa Rochon talks to a designer who left his rational mind behind to carve from the narrow site of a former garage a landscape of hills and bridges - Paul Oliver- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Verdict split on new courthouse: Appearance panned, praised - Poggemeyer Design Group; HDR Architecture- Toledo Blade

Trading Baskets for Plastics: the only museum in New York dedicated to American craft has vanished...- New York Times


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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