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Today's News - September 9, 2003

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Ground Zero: missed opportunities, cynicism, and possibly a national theater. -- Gehry's first British building "quirky" and "intensely personal" (great pix, too). -- A look at Athens. -- Grandiose visions of Modernism. -- Liverpool dock plans panned (some say students do it better). -- A hopeful future for Art Deco train station. -- Soldier Field architect has more faith in time than critics. -- A building fits naturally. -- A busy fall season for architecture. -- A design fest in Portland. -- Olmsted painted urban landscapes with parks.

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Towering ambition a missed opportunity: ...us cynics might have been right all along which has caused architects to lose interest in what should have been the greatest building project in the world. - Daniel Libeskind; David Childs/Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Santiago Calatrava- Financial Times (UK)

Proposing a National Theater in Lower Manhattan: Two of the most prominent institutions already competing...New York City Opera and the 92nd Street Y.- New York Times

Frank Gehry's first British building is complete. It's not what you'd expect. By Hugh Pearman [images]- HughPearman.com (UK)

Ugly Athens? Architects look at the rapidly changing face of the Greek capital- Greece Now

'Modermalism's' Worst Enemy: Architect Eugene Tsui's grandiose vision exemplifies true modernism [images]- San Francisco Chronicle

Concert venue £100m vision for Kings Dock: launch a Europe-wide search starts to find an architect- icLiverpool (UK)

Back on track? A recent surge of interest has raised hopes that the Art Deco landmark [Central Terminal] can be functional again - Alfred Fellheimer and Steward Wagner; Hamilton Houston Lownie Architects [images]- Buffalo News

Brains behind design of new Soldier Field: "...time is a better judge than architecture critics." By Blair Kamin - Wood + Zapata; Dirk Lohan- Chicago Tribune

Building fits with nature, lost in woods as architecture. By Steven Litt - Schmidt Copeland Parker Stevens- Cleveland Plain Dealer

Calendar: Buildings and Exhibitions Opening this fall. By Herbert Muschamp- New York Times

Building his case: "Frank O. Gehry: Work in Progress' exhibition...opportunity to pause and analyze how Gehry's design process will impact the future of architecture- Redlands Daily Facts (California)

Designer genes: first-ever Portland Design Festival, DNA PDX...begins Wednesday with a keynote speech by Eames Demetrios- The Oregonian

Nature was his canvas: Olmsted thought of parks as sweet relief for urban masses. By Whitney Gould- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


- News from Denmark: Nouvel, Hadid, Maya Lin, Vandkunsten, Libeskind, khras architects, Kasper Salto, Lauritz de Thurah, Niemeyer, Utzon, and...
- Retrospective: Verner Panton - Vision & Play, Danish Design Centre, Copenhagen
- Coop Himmelb(l)auL Final design phase, North Jutland House of Music, Aalborg, Denmark
- Henning Larsens Tegnestue: Under construction: Opera House, Copenhagen
- Søren Robert Lund Architects: Netbureau Araneum Headquarters, Building 90, Copenhagen
- Tegnestuen Vandkunsten: Torpedo Hall Apartments, Copenhagen


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