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Today's News - July 15, 2003

Is the relocation of a Noguchi room and garden preservation or destruction? -- Clash of the (would-be?) titans at Ground Zero. -- Possible expansion of the WTC site. -- Washington Mall museum plan not being well-handled, and tunnel vision for Washington Monument not a very good idea. -- Olmstead cemetery facelift criticized. -- Design brings Britain's seaside towns back into fashion. -- Pier Wisconsin may still float. -- The orchestra may be almost broke, but plans for Miami symphony building by Gehry move ahead. -- Only the historic fašade will remain on mixed-use makeover in Moscow. -- Curing the architecture that makes us sick: an architect's crusade. -- A master of the "Sarasota School" looks back on 50 years (in two parts). -- The Mariinsky's risky cocoon.

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Saved or Destroyed? The Noguchi Room at Keio University, Tokyo [images]- ArchNewsNow

Architect and Developer Clash Over Plans for Trade Center Site - Daniel Libeskind; David Childs/SOM- New York Times

Towering Struggle: ...leaseholder Larry Silverstein and Ground Zero site planner Daniel Libeskind, who have been thrust by destiny into one of the weirdest collaborations in the city's history. By Steve Cuozzo- New York Post

Officials Favor Larger Site for Trade Center Complex: now inclined to expand...by acquiring the property on which the doomed Deutsche Bank tower stands.- New York Times

A Giant Step That Could Trample Mall: Congress Rushes to Select Black History Museum Site...not a good idea...should proceed [with] open the site selection and design process. By Benjamin Forgey- Washington Post

Park Service Has a Bad Case of Tunnel Vision on Washington Monument Security: a costly, technically complex and aesthetically perverse idea. By Roger K. Lewis- Washington Post

Mountain View Cemetery [designed by Frederick Law Olmsted] plans non-sectarian facelift: Design criticized - Garavaglia Architecture- Oakland Tribune (California)

Swell time for Britain's seaside buildings: ...praised for designing its way back into fashion...- Guardian (UK)

Pier Wisconsin redesign may keep it afloat: Critics stay unhappy with process. By Whitney Gould - McClintock Architects- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Proposed [$50 million] symphony building gets tentative location: has the potential to become one of Florida's architectural marvels - Frank Gehry; Bernard Zyscovich- Miami Herald

Voyentorg Set for a Revolution: Central Military Department Store to be demolished..."restored" 67,000-square-meter [mixed-use] building, retaining the most important elements of the facade... [image]- Moscow Times (Russia)

Architecture's Irascible Reformer: Christopher Alexander...waging a quixotic campaign of messianic ambition: to heal the world by reforming the way it builds. [images]- New York Times

Drawing on experience: Architect Tim Seibert, FAIA, one of the most noteworthy and outspoken members of mid-century modernists...known as the "Sarasota School" of architecture. - Part One- Herald- Tribune (Florida)

Good architecture must conform to rules, models and ideals. By Tim Seibert, FAIA - Part Two - Paul Rudolph- Herald- Tribune (Florida)

Russia's Risky Opera in a Cocoon: Mariinsky Theater...outcome is relevant to any city that cherishes its architectural heritage but wants to express its modern soul. By Linda Hales - Eric Owen Moss; Dominique Perrault- Washington Post

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


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