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Today's News - June 26, 2003

The Libeskinds hold their own in the give-and-take at Ground Zero. -- Hotel boom in Budapest. -- Transit hubs: winners and losers. -- Whose Union Station is it in Toronto? -- Rooftop bush land in Australia - bugs and bats included. -- Eco-wood good. -- It's not always easy to be green in Arkansas. -- Grassroots not government makes a neighborhood trendy. -- Eyes and ears on Disney Hall. -- Impresario turns master builder. -- Mall memorial will be a masterpiece. -- Berlin museum makeover. -- Structural engineering awards. -- Architect as academic in Portland. -- Solar-powered port-a-potties. -- Weekend diversions in LaLa Land and the Big Apple.


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Oh Libeskind, My Libeskind: If the Libeskinds have one thing going for them, it is themselves. By Tom McGeveran- New York Observer

Accommodating the hotel boom- Budapest Sun

Midwest, Nation's Transportation Hub, Falls Short on Addressing Traffic Congestion, Freight Bottlenecks, Air Pollution, Says Report- US Newswire

Comment: Commuters left out of plans for Union Station: ...safe for the Gap while ignoring the basic needs of its users.- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Bushland planned for city rooftop: architecture students...to build an ecosystem similar to that of the Adelaide plains- The Australian

Architect, developer and David Suzuki celebrate eco-wood - Busby + Associates Architects- Environmental News Network

Reading Between the Lines: Collaborative Efforts Generate Innovative Environmental Technologies at a Library in the Natural State - Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle [images]- Environmental Design + Construction

East side rising: Scrappy 28th Avenue pulls off a trendy turnaround, largely without city aid- Portland Tribune (Oregon)

All eyes, ears on Disney Concert Hall - Frank Gehry; Yasuhisa Toyota- San Diego Union-Tribune

The master builder: Cameron Mackintosh plans to give the West End its first new theatre for 70 years. By Jonathan Glancey - Nick Thompson and Clare Ferraby/RHWL Architects- Guardian (UK)

St. Florian's shapely stonework: World War II Memorial will enhance the views up and down the Mall, rather than interrupting them, as pimpled critics have charged.- Providence Journal

Berlin's Rich Museum Landscape to Get Facelift: historic museum ensemble, the Museumsinsel, comes a step closer to regaining its former glory - David Chipperfield; Julian Harrap- Deutsche Welle (Germany)

Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards Announced (Business Wire)- BuilderOnline

Architect Nohad Toulan, dean of Portland State University's College of Urban and Public Affairs, is much more than an academic- Portland Tribune (Oregon)

Porty-loos are solar powered- The Scotsman (UK)

Now departing, the Lie-Lie Land tour: Pit stops include two fake Italian neighborhoods, one fake castle and (of course!) Hollywood Boulevard. [images]- Los Angeles Times

A Wade on the Wild Side: new outdoor installation at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center..."It's 'The Matrix,' only it isn't black" - Tom Wiscombe/Coop Himmelblau [image]- New York Times

 

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