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Today's News - July 10, 2003

Having a sliver of Greenwich Avenue near Ground Zero is better than nothing. -- Shortlist for Tel Aviv Museum (an e-mail to ANN this morning claims Harvard's Preston Scott Cohen won - not confirmed at this posting, but we'll let you know). -- An international competition for a World Heritage Gate in China. -- Vancouver Olympics should take lessons from Sydney. -- A landscape master takes on his critics. -- National movement takes on abandoned buildings. -- A few billion dollars to make LAX safe. -- Liverpool suburb offers groundbreaking housing development. -- Towering questions for Portland, Oregon. -- The payoff is good for Irish government when it pays for good architecture. -- Denver Post looking for new home. -- Only $24 million for historic church with a view. -- Recalling a master of "California Eclectic." -- Denmark next stop for Architecture for Humanity exhibit.

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A Through Steet Restored, but Looking Thinner: 7 World Trade Center tower...will not so much open a vista down Greenwich Street as open a visual sliver.- New York Times

Design contest for Tel Aviv Museum annex reaches finals. By Esther Zandberg - Yehoshua Gutman/Louis Ortega/451F; Preston Scott Cohen; Ada Carmi-Melamed and Ram Carmi- Ha`aretz (Israel)

China Invites Designs for World Heritage Gate: competition will be open till July 31- People's Daily (China)

Olympics could showcase our natural heritage: Sydney raised the conservation bar...Vancouver must now go a step further. By David Suzuki- Environmental News Network

For a Shaper of Landscapes, a Cliffhanger: a growing number of the austere, sculptural Lawrence Halprin landscapes of the 60's and 70's...considered by some to be dated modernist eyesores...- New York Times

National effort begins to clean up neglected, abandoned buildings (AP)- Environmental News Network

$9.6 Billion Plan Announced for Redesign of Los Angeles Airport to Thwart Terrorists- New York Times

A new wave in Harlow: groundbreaking housing development...Abode is part of a larger development called Newhall - Proctor and Matthews; Roger Evans; PCKO- This is London (UK)

High-end plans drive South Waterfront dream: difficult task of transforming an industrial wasteland into a housing and employment center...- The Oregonian

Waterfront a towering decision: Portland isn't New York City...- The Oregonian

Commissioned designs still top RIAI awards: highlight the value of local authorities commissioning architects to produce buildings of quality- Irish Times (via Archeire)

Newspaper site rated 'prime': Denver Newspaper Agency has not hired an architect...Newman Cavender & Doane [and] Oz Architecture scouted sites...has submitted a proposal- Denver Post

For Sale: 1 Church, W. 96th St., Park Vu: For $24 million...a 100-year-old landmark with stained-glass window by John La Farge - Carrère & Hastings- New York Times

Signature Style: Birge Clark, California Colonial: Palo Alto's favorite architect mixed romance with realism [images]- San Fancisco Chronicle

Danish Design Center, Copenhagen, presents "OUTREACH: Design Ideas for a Mobile HIV/AIDS Health Clinic for Africa," July 17 - August 31- Architecture for Humanty

INSIGHT: When Boomers Retire...Baby Boomers' retirement expectations are redefining an industry. By J. David Hoglund, FAIA- ArchNewsNow

Commerce Design Montréal 2003: An awards initiative rewards all in a unique public/private collaboration between a city and its professional design and business community. [images]- ArchNewsNow


- In construction: Daniel Libeskind: Danish Jewish Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Competition winner: Dominique Perrault: Opera House Mariinsky II, St. Petersburg, Russia
- Competition winners: Space Group; Ove Arup & Partners; West 8: Passenger Terminal & Urban Plan, Tromsø, Norway
- Exhibition: Zaha Hadid Architecture, MAK, Vienna; Photographed by Gerald Zugmann


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