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Today's News - August 1, 2003

We lose the man who took the wobble out of London's Millennium Bridge. -- Good news at Ground Zero: a unified vision includes Calatrava (and an impressive team)! -- The stellar roster of U.K. architects in China grows. -- Hometown architect shines in Chicago. -- "Beautiful parking garage" not an oxymoron. -- Putting "Park" back in the name of Toronto's Downsview. -- Debating an LA landmark (or is it?). -- Brick streets making a comeback (how sad they ever went away). -- The public feels left out in Seattle monorail design decision. -- Rock 'n' Roll and Wright (among others) make national historic landmark list. -- Profiling an Italian master. -- A Lego master builder seeks new masters. -- SPA's silly summer special doesn't disappoint (it's Friday, after all).

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Obituary: Tony Fitzpatrick, 52, chairman of the Americas division of Arup and one of the world's leading structural engineers- Building (UK)

At Ground Zero, an Architectural Void No Longer: Santiago Calatrava to design...PATH station. By Herbert Muschamp- New York Times

Trade Center Arguments Fade, and a Single Vision Is Emerging - Daniel Libeskind; Santiago Calatrava/DMJM+Harris/STV (Downtown Design Partnership)- New York Times

Alsop joins orient express with Beijing and Shanghai schemes: plans office developments in two cities as Western firms scramble to cash in on Olympic spending.- Building (UK)

Back To School: Helmut Jahn returns to Chicago with his bold new dorms at IIT. By Lynn Becker [images]- Repeat

Driving ambition: It's possible to build a beautiful parking garage, with the right mindset. By Jeanne Claire van Ryzin - Page Southerland Page- Austin American-Statesman

Reinventing Downsview: Now that the Stones have come and gone, it's time to kick-start plans to put the Park back into Downsview. By Catherine Jonasson/Bruce Mau Design- Toronto Star

A Wilshire jewel, or imitation? Preservationists want to save the Mullen & Bluett building. A developer wants to raze it. The structure's aesthetics may determine its fate. - Stiles Clements- Los Angeles Times

Bricks come back to city streets: The growing interest in brick streets has spawned a new wave in urban and suburban design...- USA Today

Monorail bypassing citizens, critics say: angry to learn that the architectural contract [for station] will not be put out to bid and the community will not be involved in the selection. - VIA Suzuki; Zimmer Gunsul Frasca- Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Rock 'n' Roll Studio Designated as National Historic Landmark: 17 Additional Sites Added to Landmark List. [sites include Frank Lloyd Wright, Gilbert Stanley Underwood, Jens Jensen- I.S. Department of Interior

Industrious [Gio] Ponti Led The Way: Italian master engaged tradition with modern to define 20th century design- Tandem (Canada)

A Lego 'master builder' looks for new generation of experts- Baltimore Sun

SPA Silly Summer Special: 2003 Small Practice Survey; Spot The Fake...Gehry Nickname; and more- Small Practice Architects / SPA.UK

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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