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Today's News - August 12, 2003

Four "don'ts" for 9/11 memorial include no swagger and no despair. -- Tribute in Light will return once a year. -- Redevelopment plans complicated (again). -- Portland waterfront district "architectural team holds plenty of promise…but risks…buildings rising like bowling trophies from lifeless streets." -- Italian regional headquarters competition "a challenge which will also be an aim for beauty" (one can always hope). -- Scottish design competition faces Bilbao backlash from Scottish architects. -- Charleston art center design debate: Duany says Stern "happens to be one of the architects who really knows what he's doing…Why are you fighting the good one?" -- Russian city treasures new modern masterpieces. -- Another bad report card for San Jose library. -- Wineries getting lots of attention these days. -- Neighborhoods hitting 50 clamor to be designated historic. -- Almost lost row house becomes city showcase. -- Sears mail order house saved and moved. -- Finding bones in Ben Franklin's basement. -- Buffalo adding to its Frank Lloyd Wright legacy. -- Finding a dream job online (ANN chimes in with comment).

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Four Don'ts for Ground Zero: How to avoid a 9/11 memorial disaster. By Michael J. Lewis- Wall Street Journal

Shining On: 'Tribute in Light' will return - but only on Sept. 11- NY Newsday

Deutsche Bank Sues to Force Insurers to Declare Tower 9/11 Loss: dispute threatens to complicate the redevelopment of Lower Manhattan.- New York Times

Portland's $1.9 billion bet: 31-acre South Waterfront District success will pivot on the quality of the design of the buildings, streets and landscape - GBD Architects; Busby + Associates; Thomas Balsley; Angelil/Graham/Pfenninger/Scholl; Stuart Emmons- The Oregonian

In-depth Report: South Waterfront District holds the possibility of becoming a thriving, richly designed urban neighborhood [links to images]- The Oregonian

Lombardy regional council sets up international competition for the construction of a new regional headquarters- AGI (Italy)

Scottish architects fight for museum contract: Firms fear being excluded in favour of big name designer- The Herald (Scotland)

Charleston's architectural debate [about Simons Center for the Arts] gains national attention: "This is the wrong battle." - Robert A.M. Stern; Andres Duany- Charleston Post and Courier

Small Surprises in Downtown Nizhny: modern designs for small buildings...the work of the Nizhny Novgorod architecture school...some are masterpieces - Alexander Kharitonov; Viktor Bykov [images]- Moscow Times (Russia)

Building is efficient but boring: San Jose Library a wonderful gift in a bad package...should have inspired magnificent urban architecture. - Gunnar Birkerts Architects; Carrier Johnson; Anderson Brulé Architects [image]- Mercury News (California)

Bold new vintage of 'château' buildings: Just as museums and cinemas are now required to be "destinations", so it seems are wineries. - Dezsö Ekler; Herzog and De Meuron; Rafael Moneo; Jesus Manzanares; Wood Marsh; Frank O. Gehry- Financial Times (UK)

Neighborhoods line up for historic designation: number of requests skyrocketing as waves of communities hit the magic age of 50- Arizona Republic

Revived row house is city showcase: Saved from the wrecking ball, building shows its worth. By Whitney Gould - Brian Miller [image]- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Delray architect to save 1930s Sears mail-order house - Gary Eliopoulos [images]- South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Benjamin Franklin's [London] house: the naked truth: Restoration reveals secrets of American campaigner- Guardian (UK)

Plan to build Frank Lloyd Wright Blue Sky Mausoleum - Anthony Puttnam; Robert Stievater [image]- Buffalo News

Design Jobs Online Posting? in today's market, it's not clear how many people actually land jobs, thanks to internet postings or digital portfolios...comments from designers, design counsultants, web-professionals- DesignBoom

Housing the Machine: Industrial facilities don't have to be unattractive. - Hillier [images]- ArchNewsNow


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