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Today's News - August 22, 2003

Ground Zero: High hopes that Calatrava will keep other players "honest." -- High praise for high octane during blackout (we'd beg to differ, but the comments section seems to cover all the bases). -- Brick roads making a most welcome comeback. -- Public housing project named among "10 Buildings in America's Future" in the 1950s faces wrecking ball. -- Public housing project in the U.K. makes Cabe top-10 (though why architects - other than Foster and Libeskind - aren't mentioned is always a mystery to us). -- Architecture the answer to dreary homeless shelters. -- Toronto university projects changing the face of the city - for the better. -- Chicago architecture turning the city into "Blah-ville" with "plop architecture." -- Not all are happy with plans for Princeton parking lots. -- UConn lines up a billion for building projects. -- Architects and facility managers collaborate (it only took five years).

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Risky Business: Will Santiago Calatrava's high-design style work at Ground Zero? ...maybe...provide a fresh method of keeping the various players honest. By Christopher Hawthorne [images]- Slate

Op-Ed: Blackout Lesson: Keep the Gas Tank Full. By Wendell Cox- Planetizen

Follow the mellow brick road: Across the country, brick streets are making a controversial comeback -- and for that we should be grateful. By Blair Kamin- Chicago Tribune

Easter Hill in need of resurrection: Innovative Richmond public-housing project to be torn down, replaced by new one - Don Hardison/Vernon DeMars/Lawrence Halprin; Michael Willis- San Fancisco Chronicle

Housing estate design praised: Cabe's top 10 architectural highlights of the year- Guardian (UK)

Shelter banishes sense of isolation: ...the answer to the dilemma of the homeless is not mass warehousing...It's sound architecture. - Joe Lobko- Globe and Mail (Canada)

University of Toronto's new look scores top marks: If projects like these continue to get built, people might even start to like contemporary architecture again. By Christopher Hume - saucier + perrotte architects; Teeple Architects- Toronto Star

Monuments to mediocrity: The balance between the demands of business and the art of architecture is being thrown grotesquely out of whack... By Blair Kamin- Chicago Tribune

2 Princeton Parking Lots to Become 77 Apartments: fierce opposition...projects would start changing a picturesque university town into just another city. - Minno & Wasko; HNTB- New York Times

University of Connecticut Plans To Extend Building Boom: $1.3 billion proposal to improve university facilities.- Hartford Courant

AIA Reaches Collaboration Agreement with IFMA: will open the door to a greater professional understanding between building owners, their facility managers, and the architects they hire.- AIA

AIA Speakers at IFMA World Workplace 2003, October 19-20 in Dallas- AIA


- 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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