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Today's News - August 27, 2003

Silverstein searching for "stars" for WTC buildings. -- Toronto's waterfront plans moving along. -- Tourist project in Mexico not such a good idea. -- Houston (and other cities) grapples with mass transit. -- New Urbanists: Next Generation (manifesto included). -- Recycling classy old buildings revive more than just the bricks. -- Bathing in Bath: a "stately attraction" or a "wet squib." -- World Day of Architecture in October celebrates cities. -- Corbu's chapel at Ronchamp inspires. -- So does a healing garden in New York. -- A university likes its new quad. -- Projects (and a city) are winners. -- Feng shui is more than just adding fish bowls. -- Discovering Dagwood Bumsted's house (CBS Sunday Morning also featured Paul Goldberger discussing how retailers are making high-end modern furniture affordable, and visited Fallingwater, "possibly America's classiest fixer upper." Alas, the transcripts are not online.)

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Silverstein to Hire Architects for 4 Trade Center Buildings: "...not just your ordinary architects. These are people of great international stature.'' - Daniel Libeskind; David Childs/Skidmore Owings & Merrill; Santiago Calatrava- Bloomberg

[Toronto] Waterfront Corporation selects urban design team to lead precinct planning in East Bayfront - Koetter Kim & Associates- Canada NewsWire

Environmental-business group criticizes Mexican tourist project: study by EDAW found the government's projections were exaggerated.- Environmental News Network

Houston grapples with mass transit - and its ego: ...city is tugged between its car culture and the realities of rising population and sprawl.- Christian Science Monitor

Op-Ed: The Next Generation of New Urbanists: a new organization is connecting the next generation of leaders of the movement. By Brian Wright/Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co.- PLANetizen

Old-School Charm: Developers are turning classy old buildings...into stylish apartments and community centers - Arthur Weinman Architects; Sorg and Associates- Star-Telegram (Dallas/Ft. Worth)

Nicholas Grimshaw in Bath: a new spa for the 21st century. By Hugh Pearman [images]- HughPeaman.com

At last you can bathe in Bath: ...but the new glass-and-steel building by Nicholas Grimshaw is a damp squib, says Giles Worsley- Telegraph (UK)

Union International Des-Architects Launches 'Celebration of Cities' on World Day of Architecture October 6: part of efforts to check...frantic and irreversible global urban growth.- AllAfrica

A chapel worth worshipping: ...the pull of Le Corbusier's triumph...Notre Dame du Haut, Ronchamp...one of the most seductively spiritual buildings in the world. By Lisa Rochon- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Peaceful moments seem to bloom in this garden: New York's Glass Garden was designed to be useful- Christian Science Monitor

From Hole to Home, Southwest Quad Completed: Final Costs Total $188 Million - Robert A. M. Stern Associates; Einhorn Yaffee Prescott [image]- The Hoya (Georgetown University)

Projects win Metropolitan Planning Commission Excellence Awards - Goss Piercy Goss; Michael Price ; Hutchins and Associates; Architectural Services Group/Johnson Architecture; Barge Waggoner Sumner and Cannon- Knoxville News-Sentinel

Space Centered: Feng shui, restoring balance at an office near you. - R.D. Chin- Inc. magazine

The Mail-Order House: There are at least 75,000 Sears Roebuck homes...most owners don't even know their secret.- CBS News

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


- 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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