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Today's News - August 25, 2003

Placemaking as an art. -- Muschamp on Price: he "created a bridge between postwar Brutalism and swinging London." -- Lincoln Center at a turning point has lessons for cultural center at Ground Zero. -- Competitions don't guarantee good architecture if, like BBC, you "can't afford the new kitchen" by a Hadid or Foreign Office Architects or MVDRV… "or cynical camouflage - as in the case of Ground Zero - they become destructive and self-defeating." -- Chicago competition aims to save its historic churches. -- Saarinen's TWA terminal: a battle brews between business and preservationists. -- Big plans for medical center -- architect not included (yet). -- Zoos take on the "green" challenge. -- Many Modernist buildings leak: a cautionary tale. -- Don't blame the architects for public housing that doesn't work. -- Nouvel finds novel way to show off Roman ruins. -- Traditional and contemporary find balance. -- Spire of Dublin inspires. -- "Power corrupts. PowerPoint corrupts absolutely." -- Exhibition review: the dark side of suburbia.

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INSIGHT: A Story of a Place: Placemaking is the art of architecture connecting spaces to communities. By Alexander Wu- ArchNewsNow

Tribute: Cedric Price, Influential British Architect With Sense of Fun. By Herbert Muschamp- New York Times

Lincoln Center...at a turning point: ...embodies the proposition that the arts are an indispensable element of good urbanism.- Gotham Gazette

Lessons from Lincoln Center for the Ground Zero Cultural Center: What mistakes made by Lincoln Center can the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation avoid?- Gotham Gazette

Build them up, blow them out: Deyan Sudjic on architectural beauty contests: BBC...can't afford that new kitchen after all...an architectural competition is no guarantee of great architecture.- Observer (UK)

Sins of Demolition: A competition tries to find to way to save historic churches. By Lynn Becker - Booth Hansen Associates; A. Epstein and Sons/annex|5; Studio/Gang/Architects; Brininstool + Lynch; etc. [images]- Repeat

Airport Grab: Jet Blue Cramps T.W.A. Jewel - Eero Saarinen’s T.W.A. terminal...efforts of these preservationists have infuriated some of the city’s business leaders- New York Observer

Rush [Medical Center] plans expansion, new name: $500-mil. effort would remake West Side campus...Tsoi/Kobus & Associates to review the campus' facilities...architect has not been hired.- Crain's Chicago Business

The New Zoo Thing: The Wildlife Conservation Society takes the lead in making zoos sustainable- Grist Magazine

Smith's fine arts center has a design that builds on the old but holds water: a cautionary tale...about the way we built during much of the modern era. By Robert Campbell - John Andrews; Polshek and Partners- Boston Globe

When Condemning Failed Garden Apartment Complexes, Don't Blame the Architecture. By Roger K. Lewis- Washington Post

Done Roman: Périgueux wants to show off its ancient ruins...Jean Nouvel has found an ingenious way. By Jonathan Glancey- Guardian (UK)

A nod to the old in Trustee Hall: St. Edward's new building balances modern use with traditional look. By Jeanne Claire van Ryzin - Andersson Wise [slide show]- Austin American-Statesman

Spire of Dublin: The simplicity of Ian Ritchie's towering steel needle belies the complexity of the engineering, says Giles Worsley [image]- Telegraph (UK)

PowerPoint Is Evil: ...style routinely disrupts, dominates, and trivializes content.- Wired magazine

Exhibition Review: The dark side of suburbia: George Shaw's unsettling landscapes reveal a council estate...the natural world locked in mortal combat with the architects from the council. [images]- Telegraph (UK)


- 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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