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Today's News - July 11, 2003

Square footage and not enough space at Ground Zero. -- Making a profession more gender-friendly (estimates make it at a 10-year process - better late than never?). -- St. Gaudi: perhaps just what the industry needs? -- Hope for traffic travails and transit villages in Los Angeles. -- Not much hope for very expensive transit project in Puerto Rico. -- Architecture sees the light for a village in the U.K. and a museum in Seattle. -- A century old workers' village has lessons for the future. -- Fish are in the future of many cities. -- More than just fish in water-filled plans for Chicago suburb. -- Fill'er up in Wright style. -- US design guru advises UK hospital design. -- Good taste: who's to say. -- Landscape architects come into their own. -- Weekend diversions: Mystical tour of Manhattan - angels included. -- Art Deco still in London, on its way to Toronto. -- A cartoonist's vision of Manhattan 100 years ago.

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WTC Space Debate: officials are considering slashing the amount of office space to be built at Ground Zero- New York Post

RIBA to crack down on sexism: research showed it was driving women away from the industry- Building (UK)

God's architect on road to sainthood: Vatican is considering a petition to beatify Antonio Gaudi- Guardian (UK)

City Observed: The Dynamics of Traffic: is not going to get any better, whether the freeways are widened or not. By Sam Hall Kaplan- KCRW.org (Los Angeles)

Urban Train decried as a money drain: Puerto Rico project has a $2.3-billion price tag (AP)- Detroit Free Press

'Starchitect' to redesign Barnsley with a laser halo - Will Alsop- Guardian (UK)

Henry Art Gallery Skyspace installation is a shrine to light - Donnally Architects; James Turrell [images]- Seattle Times

A model village: a community founded in 1900 by cocoa baron George Cadbury...still thriving...original guiding principles...should be applied to future housing development- icWales

Little Chattanooga prepares to take on Atlanta in Fish War: "the new zoos,"...More than a dozen other cities are planning aquariums.- USA Today

Moto's Harvard legacy: Welcome to Waterworld: developer has grand plans to convert the former Motorola cell phone plant...into a sprawling indoor waterpark...with a hotel, entertainment complex and day spa.- Crain's Chicago

Effort to build Wright-designed gas station begins [image]- Buffalo News

US guru to upgrade UK hospital design - Roger Ulrich/College of Architecture at Texas A&M University- Building (UK)

Architectural good taste does 'flip-flop': Yesterday's faux pas becomes today's Eiffel Tower. By Arrol Gellner- Inman News

Out in the Garden, a Reputation Blooms: Now, landscape designers...becoming name-brand entities and are joining the ranks of, and in some cases eclipsing, their bricks-and-mortar peers. - Ken Smith; Edwina von Gal; Topher Delaney; Pamela Burton; etc.- New York Times

Where a Play's a Scavenger Hunt: "The Angel Project," mystical walking tour of New York...the city looks like a startling and impossibly exotic circus.- New York Times

Enough high-minded art! Just give us a sunburst. The first Art Deco show in 30 years looks at an era when even a meat slicer could be art - or at least pretty.- Christian Science Monitor

On This Day: On July 11, 1908, Harper's Weekly featured a [Thomas Nast] cartoon about the rise of New York City's skyscrapers. [image]- New York Times

INSIGHT: When Boomers Retire...Baby Boomers' retirement expectations are redefining an industry. By J. David Hoglund, FAIA- 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, Tromsų, Norway
- Exhibition: Zaha Hadid Architecture, MAK, Vienna; Photographed by Gerald Zugmann


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