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Today's News - August 19, 2003

WTC memorial finalists to get nifty fee. -- Not such good news for Acropolis Museum. -- Better news for Berlin Holocaust memorial and possible Guggenheim in China. -- A glimmering tribute to Mies in Moscow. -- Dubai building boom continues. -- Building process in Singapore to be simplified. -- Housing in Bahrain counts on tradition to lure residents. -- High hopes for new Pittsburgh high school for the arts. -- Bricks are better in Baltimore historic districts. -- A call to make libraries more like living rooms. -- Teams are vying for convention center project. -- University not at all happy with architect. -- 150 years and counting for Detroit firm. -- New York design tastemaker celebrates good taste in glass.

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$100G Each for WTC Finalists: Memorial judges will choose eight- NY Newsday

Acropolis building site stirs up storm: those behind the museum...accused of destroying many artefacts - Bernard Tschumi- BBC News

Greek museum plans 'thwarted': Greece's highest court has ruled against the government's plans - Bernard Tschumi- BBC News

Berlin Holocaust Memorial Takes Shape: After years of delays, Berlin's controversial Holocaust memorial designed by Peter Eisenman moves into a crucial phase [image]- Deutsche Welle (Germany)

Mayor Jason Hu won some financial support for building a Guggenheim branch in Taichung.- Taipei Times

Hines Has New Look for Ducat Place: a glimmering, streamlined 14-story office tower - ABV Group; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill [image]- Moscow Times (Russia)

Construction boom in Dubai part of city's plan to be financial, tourist hub (AP)- The Star (Malaysia)

Building Act to be amended: Proposed system to inject more flexibility into industry...more responsive to the market- Business Times (Singapore)

Muharraq housing projects set to preserve culture: ...traditional architecture, encouraging citizens to come back to live in its historic neighbourhoods.- Bahrain Tribune

City officials show off new high school for arts: a star attraction in the Downtown cultural district. By Patricia Lowry - MacLachlan Cornelius & Filoni [image]- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Brick vs. blocks - the writing's on the wall: More costly route taken for house in historic district. By Edward Gunts- Baltimore Sun

Libraries blamed for their own decline: Report urges move from traditional book-lending centre to 'living room of the city' - Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (Cabe); Will Alsop- Guardian (UK)

Five [local] architects vie for Raleigh convention center work: Some national firms interested in pieces of the design job are sniffing around town. - O'Brien/Atkins/Clearscapes; Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee/The Freelon Group; Little Diversified Architectural Consulting- Triangle Business Journal

N.C. Central University cited problems on 2nd Gantt Huberman Architects project: [architect will] address the issues at "an appropriate time."- Durham Herald (North Carolina)

150 Years in the Making: Architecture firm's repertoire reflects the city's changing faces. By John Gallagher - SmithGroup- Detroit Free Press

Glass With Class: For Design Merchant Murray Moss, The Future Is Clear. By Linda Hales- Washington Post


- Bernard Tschumi: Construction start: New Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece
- Frank Gehry & Partners/Herbert S. Newman and Partners: University of Connecticut School of Fine Arts at Storrs
- Rem Koolhaas/Office for Metropolitan Architecture: Paard van Troje (Trojan Horse), Hague, The Netherlands
- Snøhetta: Final design phase: Museum and Hotel, Tafjord, Sunnmøre, Norway
- Santiago Calatrava: Preliminary design: Woodall Rodgers Extension Bridge, Trinity River Corridor Project, Dallas
- Cruz & Ortiz Architects: Final draft: New Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam


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