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Today's News - September 11, 2003

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On a day to remember, a look at wobbly plans and memorials built and unbuilt. -- The Liberty Bell Pavilion to be demolished - or given away for the cost of moving it (bell not included). -- Shortlist of Scotland's best buildings. -- Prefab getting more fab every day. -- Sprawling suburbs, sprawling weight. -- A mayor's legacy: minority architects n the spotlight. -- Big plans for the Erie Canal. -- Fascinating profiles of Ando and Adjaye. -- Carnegie Hall's new underground music box. -- Two views of Gehry exhibition. -- "Asmara: Africa's Secret Modernist City." -- Dia:Beacon "commitment to boredom remains unrivaled" (not a place to visit on a cloudy day). -- RFQ for California architects.

EXTRA: Though not posted in any free press - yet - here's the shortlist for the Stirling Prize (U.K.): Herzog & De Meuron; Bill Dunster Architects; Foster & Partners; Eric Parry Architects; Jake Harvey/Donald Urquhart/Glen Onwin; Ian Ritchie Architects.

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Primary Plan for Redoing Towers Begins Wobbling - Daniel Libeskind; David Childs/SOM; Santiago Calatrava- NY Newsday

One Vision: A Hill of Green at Ground Zero: Ellsworth Kelly's "Ground Zero." By Herbert Muschamp [images]- New York Times

The Art of Memorials: When great art and national trauma breathed the same air ...look at how memorial-making has evolved over the past century.- Newsweek

Governor Perry to unveil 9/11 memorial - Bob Ogorzaly/O'Connell Robertson & Associates- Austin Business Journal (Texas)

Liberty Bell Pavilion: Move it, own it: ...unless someone acts quickly, the days are numbered for the assertive glass house designed by Romaldo Giurgola... By Inga Saffron- Philadelphia Inquirer

Shortlist announced for Best Building in Scotland - Reiach and Hall Architects; Arcade Architects; LDN Architects; Gordon Murray + Alan Dunlop Architects et al- Archiseek (Ireland)

Beyond the Trailer Park: A new generation of architects give pre-fab housing a stylish upgrade - Jones, Partners: Architecture; LOT/EK; Jennifer Siegal; Rocio Romero- Newsweek

Limiting Sprawl Would Be Good, but It Wouldn't Reduce Our Waistlines. By Roger K. Lewis- Washington Post

Viewpoint: Maynard's Dream Through The Eyes Of His Architects: Since the death of Mayor Jackson [Atlanta], much has been stated of his "legacy"... - Minority Airport Architects Planners; Stevens and Wilkinson; Smith Hinchman & Grylls Associates- Atlanta Daily World

Architects hired for Erie Canal plan: in charge of creating an overall strategy for economic activity and preservation along the historic 524-mile waterway. - Beyer Blinder Belle; Sasaki Architects- Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Master architect Ando has his designs on Tokyo's Dojunkai Aoyama Apartments [and much more]- Japan Today

Space Case: With new ideas about light and form, British architect David Adjaye is ready to make his leap across the Atlantic.- Time Magazine

The Hall Below: Carnegie's new auditorium runs deep - Polshek Partnership; Jaffe Holden; Auerbach Pollock and Friedlander- NY Newsday

Frank Gehry at MOCA: ...see for yourself, and decide whether it's a celebration of Gehry's genius for architecture, for self promotion, or an inadvertent exposure of his limitations as an urbanist. By Sam Hall Kaplan- KCRW.org (Los Angeles)

Los Angeles Museum Highlights Innovative Architect Frank Gehry- Voice of America

In an African City, All Roads Lead to Rome: Asmara, Eritrea...a standout among the continent's congested and tattered urban centers. [slide show]- New York Times

Monster Minimalism: Dia:Beacon Museum A Vast, Ascetic Folly. By Hilton Kramer- New York Observer

SPUR Urban Center Request for Qualifications: New Headquarters and Exhibit/Community Space. Deadline: October 3- San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association


- 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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