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Today's News - July 25, 2003

Vegas invades Macao. -- Gehry's seafront towers: "…crumpled trousers patched with Shreddies, ice lollies jammed into shattered Cornettos…daring, ruthlessly ugly, far too tall." (He designs opera sets, too). -- Piano on his "Shard of Glass." - Europe's largest brownfield site seeks executive overseers. -- Toronto has soccer stadium as a goal. -- Woods Hole is wholly green. -- Grants for architects to work with non-profits. -- Not all kind words from jurors for finalists in international competition for poet's monument: "…a bunch of cast iron dolls and cemetery-style platforms, and some see them as symbolic and ceremonial…" -- A hefty gift for Wilder Theater. -- A thumbs'-up for the High Line from both sides of the fence. -- RIBA wants a say in what's historic. -- ASLA elevates fellows. -- LA Forum lecture series puts projects and their architects "On the Map." -- Architect Jeckyll could also be a Hyde. -- High praise for a 19th century German master.

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Vegas Hotel Owner Planning to Recreate 'The Strip' on Foreign Soil: $10-billion The Venetian Macao...20 mega resorts and 60,000 hotel rooms - Skidmore, Owings & Merrill [image]- GlobeSt.com

Gehry seafront towers to dominate Brighton: ...£30m development resembling a chunk of Canary Wharf after a tactical nuclear strike....will launch a thousand metaphors... By Jay Merrick - Frank Gehry; Piers Gough- Independent (UK)

Guggenheim architect has designs on Hove: four amorphous tower blocks and a leisure complex - Frank Gehry; Piers Gough [image]- Guardian (UK)

Frank Gehry Makes Opera Debut: as set designer at Bard College performing arts centre: isn't sure he'll work on another opera. (AP)- Washington Post

Renzo Piano's London Bridge Tower: "The Shard of Glass"...his thoughts on the process [images]- Entablature

Search on for executives to oversee Thames Gateway: Chairs for two key urban development corporations to receive £45,000 each for two-day week...to oversee the 200,000-home development of Europe's largest brownfield site- Building (UK)

Ex marks the spot: Soccer association plans stadium for Exhibition Place...that will cost $82 million [images]- Toronto Star

Woods Hole Research Center Lives Out Its Mission with New Headquarters: Showplace for Sustainable Design - William McDonough + Partners- E-Wire

The Enterprise Foundation Names Architectural Fellows: Recipients Will Work With Nonprofits in Low-income Areas- The Enterprise Foundation

Monuments to writer all too literal: seven [finalists] designs for a monument to the late Russian poet Joseph Brodsky...are currently on public display until Aug. 10- St. Petersburg Times (Russia)

Audrey L. Wilder Donates $5 Million to UCLA Hammer Museum in Honor of Her Late Husband and Film Legend Billy Wilder: Theater to Be Centerpiece of Museum's Building Project - Michael Maltzan; Bruce Mau; Petra Blaisse- CBS MarketWatch

Move to Reclaim Rail Line Receives Bipartisan Push: ambitious proposal would transform an elevated rail line...on Manhattan's West Side from an antiquated eyesore into a lush park.- New York Times

RIBA calls for role in listing process: has asked the government to allow it to play a part in the listing of modern buildings- Building (UK)

ASLA Elevates 35 Members to the Council of Fellows- American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design "Out There Doing It" summer lecture series: "On the Map" - (M)Arch; Stan Allen/Field Operations; John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects; Daly Genik Architects; etc. [images]- LA Forum

Quirky Victorian Gets His Due: Highly acclaimed in his own time, the British architect Thomas Jeckyll (1827-1881) is hardly known today.- New York Times

Germany's most cosmopolitan artist of the 19th century: What would have become of architecture and art in Germany if Gottfried Semper had not had to leave...- Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Germany)

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

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


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