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Today's News - June 25, 2003

Moving forward with WTC memorial. -- Options weighed for West Street. -- Pentagon Memorial designs on display in NYC. -- A very impressive jury lined up for new Architecture+Cityscape Awards. -- The not-really-planned communities in Florida find themselves flooded. -- Patriotic smart growth. -- New categories for seniors housing swards. -- Spaniards win in Amsterdam. -- UConn's School of Fine Arts "odd couple" architects. -- Allentown's downtown gets more than just a green building. -- Theater renovation is overture to new development in downtown Pontiac. -- San Francisco's mass transit takes an artful turn. -- Taiwan debates fate of tiny treasure. -- Britain's Deputy Prime Minister in charge of urban revitalization talks about UK/US development differences/similarities (he likes Milwaukee, too). -- Give architects a few thousand cans of food…

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Audacity, democracy, grief: memorializing ground zero: As proposals stream in, nuance and need are delicately weighed.- Christian Science Monitor

Tunnel Is Proposed as Option in Rebuilding of West Street...from the World Trade Center site south to Battery Park- New York Times

Pentagon Memorial to Be Displayed at the Municipal Art Society starting June 30 - Julie Beckman and Keith Kaseman- NY Newsday

Architecture+Cityscape Awards: A major new series of awards to honour top architects working in the Middle East, the Subcontinent, Asia and Africa- AME Info (United Arab Emirates)

Developers' legacy costs millions to fix: Across Florida, hundreds of thousands of people are living in post-World War II "planned" communities that weren't really planned at all.- Orlando Sentinel

Op-Ed: The Eleventh Smart Growth Principle: Sprawl is reaching military installations and threatening the nation's defense capabilities.- Planetizen

NAHB expands categories for Best of Seniors Housing Awards. Deadline: October 10- National Association of Home Builders

A major museum renovation: Spanish architects have come up with a design for Amsterdam's beloved Rijksmuseum. - Cruz & Ortiz Architects (AP)- Philadelphia Inquirer

University of Connecticut has hired a pair of renowned architects to design a new $70 million home for its School of Fine Arts: It’s an "odd couple" combination - Frank Gehry; Herbert S. Newman [image]- New Haven Register

Truly green and distinctly urban, Rouse building graces Allentown: recycles something even more important than its waste: Allentown's downtown. By Inga Saffron - Robert A.M. Stern Architects- Philadelphia Inquirer

The Strand Theater's renovation is an overture to new development in downtown Pontiac. By John Gallagher - SmithGroup- Detroit Free Press

Surprises Await Riders at New BART Stations. By John King [image]- San Fancisco Chronicle

Building on the past: A small, yet historically important part of Taiwan Normal University is currently at the center of heated debate over its plans to modernize [images]- Taipei Times

John Prescott 'Takes Five': Building and design is 'stuff of life.' By Whitney Gould- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

CANSTRUCTION® “Can-Deed:” Designers’ Imagination and Ingenuity Helps Create Meals for Millions [images]- AIArchitect


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