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Today's News - July 21, 2003

A look at Joseph Esherick's sustainable legacy. -- Taking the reins of WTC development. -- The reins in the wrong hands for both Lower Manhattan and the London tube, says Glancey. -- Asian American contractors get help to get ahead. -- Mission Bay: important lessons for other urban centers looking to renew. -- Prince Charles's ideal village perhaps not so ideal. -- Cohousing coming into its own. -- A look at what's wrong and what's right with growth in Connecticut. -- Lessons from Wisconsin re: sensitive sites. -- First impressions of Disney Hall. -- Gem of a botanical garden almost flawless. -- Chicago bridge heals urban wounds. -- Laser lights part of vision for redevelopment project in Los Angeles. -- A labyrinth of fun (Minotaur not included). -- Stellar projects awarded in New South Wales, Australia. -- National Building Museum names new president.

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Tradition and Innovation in Sustainable Design: EHDD Architecture: The legacy of Joseph Esherick- ArchNewsNow

At Helm of Trade Center Site, as He Always Planned to Be: Larry A. Silverstein...emerged victorious in the struggle for control of ground zero, elbowing aside Daniel Libeskind...- New York Times

Where the WTC stands: Financing clouds original vision- NY Daily News

Building on greed: Decisions on urban design and regenerating tube sites should not be left to property developers. By Jonathan Glancey- Guardian (UK)

Help for Asian American contractors- Crain's New York

Start of something good: Mission Bay: fascinating -- and potentially influential -- testing ground for growing a dense urban district.. By John King - Brand + Allen Architects; Fisher-Friedman Associates; Simon Martin-Vegue Winkelstein Moris; Skidmore Owings & Merrill- San Fancisco Chronicle

Mission Bay's lessons for gracious urban growth. By John King- San Fancisco Chronicle

A cultural cul-de-sac: The Prince of Wales's vision of a 'proper' English village is about to mark its 10th anniversary...Poundbury is a retirement community of the mind, a shabbily executed artistic dead end. - Leon Krier- Independent (UK)

Cohousing residents put on developer's pants: Buyers plan homes, write bylaws to create neighborly social network. By Katherine Salant- Inman News

Priorities in "Place": Opinions about architecture and town planning, urban design and suburban sprawl, preservation and housing, transportation and the natural environment.- Hartford Courant

Pier Wisconsin controversy can teach lessons about design for sensitive sites. By Whitney Gould- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Editorial: The Two Sides of Disney Hall: First Impressions Yield Mixed Results. By Sam Hall Kaplan- Los Angeles Downtown News

A gem with flaws: Cleveland Botanical Garden...better part of an amazing transformation. But it's a revitalization that didn't go quite far enough. By Steven Litt - Graham Gund- Cleveland Plain Dealer

35th St. bridge big beneficiary of baseball's All-Star Game. By Blair Kamin - Gensler; Ross Barney + Jankowski- Chicago Tribune

Laser Vision: $125 Million Renovation Plan for Arco Plaza - AC Martin Partners; Olin Partnership- Los Angeles Downtown News

Round the ragged rocks: In Greek myth, the Labyrinth was a place of horror. In Northumberland, it's fun. By Jonathan Glancey - Nick Coombe; Shona Kitchen- Guardian (UK)

2003 NSW chapter architecture award winners [links to project highlights/images]- Sydney Morning Herald

National Building Museum Names New President - Chase W. Rynd- Engineering News-Record (ENR)

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


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