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Today's News - August 28, 2003

Tribute to an Australian architect who didn't like the label "green organic architecture." -- "Could it be that the powers-that-be…have resolved the slicing, dicing and debating of the WTC site?" -- Plans move ahead to expand WTC site. -- Schematics for 7 WTC become a "tempest in a trash can." - one-of-a-kind reinforced concrete construction of CN Tower "solid enough to foil any mastermind." - Architecture for Humanity aims high. -- Manhattan style high-density causes some discomfort in Melbourne. -- Bogotá transportation a system other cities aspire to. -- "Tropical minimalism" makes its mark. -- A solar-powered subdivision: the future is now. -- Outrage but little surprise that Moscow tears down another landmark. -- The worst rail station in Britain needs moolah for an Alsop makeover. -- Luxury living in Lagos for "the top class of the society."

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Obituary: A who's who of architecture turned up to farewell Alois "Louis" Blank, 58...he built unpretentious buildings that emanated class, good taste and liveability.- Maroondah Journal (Australia)

New WTC Design Team Mending Hearts and Minds. By Sam Hall Kaplan - Daniel Libeskind; David Childs/SOM; Santiago Calatrava- KCRW.org (Los Angeles)

Deutsche Bank Site to Become Part of Ground Zero (AP)- NY Newsday

WTC plans got trashed: Bronx merchant finds drawings [for 7 World Trade Center] in garbage - Skidmore, Owings & Merrill- NY Daily News

Plotters beware: Don't mess with the CN Tower: engineers who designed and built the CN Tower say it would not suffer the fate of the World Trade Center towers...- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Designing for the Dispossessed: ...programs and designs for disaster relief in 20 countries - Cameron Sinclair/Architecture for Humanity [images]- New York Times

Where the living is not easy: The views are fantastic...high-density discomfort. Southbank is Melbourne’s first experiment with Manhattan-style living.- The Age (Australia)

Bogotá Designs Transportation for People, Not Cars: the city has become a success story that cities around the world are aiming to copy.- Environmental News Network

After the Bombs, Retrofitting Paradise: On tiny Vieques, off the coast of Puerto Rico, an architect is practicing tropical minimalism. - John Hix [slide show]- New York Times

Landmark Military Store Is Coming Down: a huge underground garage will be built on the site and topped with a new shopping center. [image]- Moscow Times (Russia)

Solar subdivision is a 1st: Kingman-area site for 487 homes is off the power grid- Arizona Business Gazette

Makeover cash plea for 'worst' rail station: voted the fifth worst horror of Britain...strategic rail authority ...suggested a cut-price £135m facelift by architect Will Alsop- Guardian (UK)

Foundation Springville Makes Debut At Lekki: the estate is expected to be a "residential environment for an exclusive group of people..." - Femi Ojewale and Partners- Daily Champion (Lagos)

In Vienna, a New View of [Ludwig] Wittgenstein Home: the only major work of architecture by the philosopher [image]- New York Times

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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