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Today's News - July 17, 2003

Compromise spells progress for developing WTC site. -- Why the "starchitects" skipped the WTC memorial competition. -- In praise of New Urbanism. -- Canary Warf inspiration for Singapore development. -- Too many skyscrapers sinking Shanghai? -- Forecast a bit more rosy for office furniture industry (a good sign for architecture?) -- Pier Wisconsin gets go-ahead - design not included. -- Light for a temple in Chile. -- Shipping containers as high-end homes - lap pools included. -- An engaging interview with Perrault. -- Celebrating Central Park.

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Obituary: Architect Max Flatow, 87, Spent Family Vacations Exploring Buildings- Albuquerque Journal

Compromise to Build On; Developer Gets His Say in Ground Zero Design - Daniel Libeskind; David M. Childs/Skidmore, Owings & Merrill- New York Times

The Better Man Won and Things are Finally Looking Up. By Steve Cuozzo - Daniel Libeskind; David M. Childs/Skidmore, Owings & Merrill- New York Post

Corporate Allure Blocks Childs-Like Vision: architect David Childs [Skidmore Owings & Merrill] is a free spirit trapped in a corporate suit- New York Post

Why Top Architects Skipped 9/11 Memorial Contest: Cite ‘Limiting’ Libeskind Plan and Wide-Open Competition- New York Sun

It takes a (well-planned) village: In praise of the New Urbanism - Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co. (National Review)- BuilderOnline

Temasek leads developers on tour of Canary Wharf: It's a move to woo them to form venture to bid for the BFC project in S'pore...met Skidmore Owings & Merrill- Business Times (Singapore)

Shanghai Puts up a Fight to Stop Sinking- People's Daily (China)

Economic Recovery Expected to Bring Office Furniture Industry Growth in 2004- BIFMA International

Pier Wisconsin center lands lakefront lease: Board OKs contract without redesign...has drawn sharp criticism. By Whitney Gould - McClintock Architects- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

A winning essay of light: A Toronto architect's design for a Baha'i temple illustrates the challenges of creating places of worship. By Lisa Rochon - Hariri Pontarini Architects- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Last Stop for Long-Haul Containers: 40-foot steel and aluminum shipping crates...ideal for a new kind of homemaking. - Jennifer Siegal/Office of Mobile Design [images]- New York Times

Interview: Dominique Perrault [images]- designboom

Lifting The Veil: As the beautifully restored Central Park celebrates its 150th anniversary, join us in taking a peek at its fabulous fabrications- New York Newsday

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

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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