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Today's News - July 29, 2003

We lose a planner who helped shape a city - and inspired others. -- Two takes on the same poll re: Ground Zero. -- A great opportunity for small design firms. -- A look at retail investment in distressed urban areas. -- An impressive shortlist for Boston mega-project (will be winnowed to three). -- Manufactured (and affordable) homes fit in with historic neighborhoods (an experiment whose time has come?). -- Unfinished monuments and unemployed architects in Iraq. -- Timetable for the Millennium Dome still iffy. -- Making a museum garden user-friendly (some not-so-friendly words for Getty garden). -- Public spaces in UK would be cleaner if gum weren't so sticky (word is that Wrigley is working on it). -- Grand and green plans for New Jersey projects. -- A new home for Seattle Opera hits the high notes just right. -- Brooklyn (and its architecture) makes tourists' A List. -- Philippe Starck the first "starchitect" since Le Corbusier with name recognition in Moscow (really?!!?).

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Obituary: Jennifer Moulton, 53, Denver's longtime planning director helped 'shape the city'- Denver Post

Poll: Trade Center Is on Track: 33 percent were able to respond accurately when asked to name the architect. "...astonishingly high when you consider that most Americans struggle to name their own representative to Congress" - Daniel Libeskind- New York Times

Poll: Downtowners Fvor Single Ground Zero Memorial- New York Post

GSA solicitation for A-E/Interior Design Services...limited to small businesses; deadline: September 8- General Services Administration (GSA)

Shopping the City: Real Estate Finance and Urban Retail Development- Brookings Institute

Architect list for $1.3 billion 45-acre North Point is pared to eight - Behnisch, Behnisch & Partner/Next Phase Studios; Rafael Vinoly/Chan Krieger; Murphy/Jahn; Valerio Dewalt Train; Graham Gund; Office dA/Pugh + Scarpa; Alliance; Steven Ehrlich/Symmes Maini & McKee- Boston Globe

An affordable alternative: non-profit developer experimenting with...manufactured home is similar to the neighborhood's historic homes [image]- Arizona Republic

Monuments to Saddam the megalomaniac builder stand unfinished: ...employed a team of 45 architects and 700 engineers...- Zawya.com

The dome: new delay, new doubts: As the reputation of its saviour comes under attack and the opening date is pushed further back...a fresh crisis for the Millennium Dome- Guardian (UK)

Looking at the big picture in the park: Making gardens relate to building at the new de Young - Hood Design; Herzog & de Meuron; Robert Irwin- San Fancisco Chronicle

Clean up public spaces, say MPs: Streets and public spaces should be designed to attract pedestrians and be enjoyable...one contentious issue is chewing gum- Guardian (UK)

$12 Million Facility for N.J. Transit: [part of] 10-year modernization plan - Beyer Blinder Belle- New York Times

It's not easy building green: How much cash is it worth up front to save money and the planet down the road? - Hillier- The Times (New Jersey)

Opera [Seattle] Gets a New Home a Few Blocks From Rock: breaking down the walls between street and stage has been as much a question of education as of architecture. - LMN Architects [image]- New York Times

Brooklyn Bound: From baseball to BAM, mermaids to museums, the city's largest borough is becoming a mecca for tourists...Architecture the No. 1 reason...- NY Newsday

Yoo Eyes Starck Change to Moscow's Interiors: "...the first architect recognized in the West to come to Moscow since Le Corbusier"- Moscow Times (Russia)

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


- Schmidt, Hammer & Lassen: Summer House, Jutland, Denmark
- Saunders & Wilhelmsen Arkitektur AS: Three Summer Houses: Åland, Finland; Hardanger Fjord, Norway; Rysedalsvika, Norway
- Books: Scandinavian Living By Magnus Englund; Scandinavian Design By Charlotte Fiell & Peter Fiell


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