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Today's News - July 14, 2003

Tribute to a post-war visionary. -- Will Ground Zero plans be hijacked? -- Exhibition an eye-opener and heart-tugger. -- Ancient and modern treasures lost in China and California. -- Irish architecture blooms with civic projects. -- Public housing in the U.K. takes architecture seriously - again (one hopes). -- Chicago neighborhood (as elsewhere) debates how high is too high. -- Sustainable urban living, and recycling from wreckage. -- Safe cities. -- Hadid exhibition broadens our horizons. -- Science and style make for beautiful fusion at Cambridge. -- Library as light show for prep school. -- An "international posse of landscape architects" on the loose in Quebec. -- Troubled times for architecture dean. Blueprints going the way of the dodo.

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Obituary: Neville Conder, 81, Visionary postwar architect who worked with Hugh Casson- Guardian (UK)

Editorial: Ground Zero Developments: We worry that the entire vision that architect Daniel Libeskind had for ground zero is in danger of being hijacked.- New York Times

Ground Zero or Bust: "The American Effect" at the Whitney Museum- New York Times

Yangtze River dam floods 1,200 sites: The Three Gorges dam began to be filled last month. What has been saved?- The Art Newspaper

Mid-century Marin's disappearing design: ...past is being stucco'd over...The actual past is being exchanged for a "fake old." - DOCOMOMO- Marin Independent Journal

Councils build on civic pride: If it wasn’t for the public sector, architecture in Ireland would be in dire straits - Irish Architecture Awards 2003- The Times (UK)

Chip off the tower block: the evidence is that housing associations are beginning finally to take architecture more seriously...It would be wonderful to feel that...the future of architecture was once again in housing.- Financial Times (UK)

Old Town spat: How high to rise? ...a feud has erupted between groups with sharply different visions of the future for a [Chicago] neighborhood that has come a long way in the past decade.- Crain's Chicago Business

Crown Jewels: BUILDER teams with Habitat for Humanity to develop a prototype for sustainable urban living. [images]- Builder Online

Resources from Wreckage: Houses Saved by Deconstruction- Environmental News Service

Safe Cities Are Successful Cities- Hartford Courant

Lost in Space: A Soho exhibition of Zaha Hadid’s work reveals an architect who is shaking up the way we experience architecture. By Joseph Giovannini- New York Magazine

form + function = faculty squared: Cambridge has managed to fuse science with style. It's a work of genius, says Jonathan Glancey - Edward Cullinan Architects- Guardian (UK)

The Conceptual Prep School: Library as Light Show. By Fred A. Bernstein - Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; James Turrell [image]- New York Times

The thinking person's garden: What happens when you unleash an international posse of landscape architects on an idyllic microclimate in Quebec? - Chris Matthews; Paula Meijerink; Antonio Perrazo; Hal Ingberg; EKIP; Siham Ben Sari- Globe and Mail (Canada)

University of Tennessee Chancellor cites budget, other woes in demotion of architecture dean: a decision that has upset alumni and other architects across the country. - Marleen Kay Davis- The Tennessean

Blueprint use fading into design history: ...being discarded in favor of digital print technology...don’t smell like damp diapers.- Dayton Daily News (Ohio)

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, Tromsø, Norway
- Exhibition: Zaha Hadid Architecture, MAK, Vienna; Photographed by Gerald Zugmann


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