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Today's News - July 18, 2003

The jury for the WTC memorial has its hands (and a warehouse) full. -- A cost-of-living raise for the Libeskinds. -- Toronto looks at Royal Ontario Museum designer: "Who then is this mad doctor of architecture?" -- Finally - a picture of Hadid's Guggenheim (all we could really tell is that it's not under water). -- Prefab affordable housing in UK loses style to budget. -- Mall makeover in Milwaukee could be more. -- Church-state controversies re: federal funds for preservation and exclusions from landmark laws. -- Battle to save Greenwich Village buildings. -- A new home for displaced artist community, and library office design approved in Boston. -- New communities in US go for luxury clubhouses. -- Rockwell sets a stage for sushi in Chicago. -- Out of the mouths of babes: students take on urban planning in Los Angeles. -- Call for retail design awards nominations. -- Is that a synagogue behind that Infinity? "We architects like the idea that architecture sells."

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5,200 Designs Submitted for 9/11 Memorial- New York Times

Libeskind & Wife Hike Pay in New WTC Deal- New York Post

Renowned architect takes on Toronto: Libeskind's glass house openly invites stone throwers to the Royal Ontario Museum - Studio Daniel Libeskind; Bregman + Hamann Architects [image]- Tandem (Canada)

$170m Guggenheim may open in Taiwan: critics will watch carefully to see if the Bilbao effect can be so easily recreated. - Zaha Hadid [image]- BBC News

Whatever happened to Peabody's prefab? Britain's largest factory-assembled affordable housing project...turned out to lack the pronounced modelling and vivid colours of the original design. - Allford Hall Monaghan Morris [images]- Building (UK)

Bayshore Mall remake could use some daring: Innovative design could mean the difference between a nice mall makeover and a memorable national model. By Whitney Gould - Development Design Group [image]- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Religious Properties: church-state controversy over federal money being authorized to restore historic religious buildings. [transcript]- PBS NewsHour

Old church center of storm: Growing conflict between historic preservationists and religious leaders...should religious institutions be exempt from government efforts to protect landmark-quality structures.- Chicago Tribune

Preservation Groups Join Forces To Protect Greenwich Village Homes- NY1 News

Mayor artfully touts Midway Studios at Fort Point: development [with] 89 artists' live/work studios, a gallery, a black box theater, and other cultural facilities...- Boston Globe

City Approval Given for New Library Offices: original design by Hans Hollein rejected...new design by Leers Weinzapfel Associates “fits the space much better”- The Harvard Crimson

Getting Clubby: New Area Communities Include Luxurious Clubhouses With Lots of Amenities. By Deborah K. Dietsch- Washington Post

Dining by design: David Rockwell sets striking stage at Sushi Samba Rio- Chicago Tribune

These Students Have Plans -- Urban Plans: Teens from four high schools create proposals for a hypothetical city - Urban Land Institute- Los Angeles Times

Call for Nominations: The VM+SD Peter Glen Retailer of the Year Award 2003. Deadline: August 15- VisualStore

Via Madison Ave., a Secular Synagogue: appears incognito as a cool 1950's apartment house [in car ads] - Percival Goodman; Henry Stolzman- New York Times

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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