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Today's News - September 24, 2003

An interesting list of Ground Zero statistics. -- Trump has tall plans for Chicago. -- Penn's Landing plans pending. --Stirling Prize contender: public housing with pizzazz. -- Identifying Edmonton's downtown design issues. -- Apartment towers with river view through Pepsi sign. -- Housing next to Schindler House designed to be a good neighbor. -- Rewriting the book on library design. -- A touch of fakery works for San Francisco's Ferry Building. -- Consumerism takes the high road. -- Signage as art or advertising. -- Profiling professionals: quirks, guts, ambitions and all. -- A new architectural journal launches.

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World Trade Center Index -- Year Two: Ground Zero by the numbers. By Philip Nobel- Metropolis Magazine

Trump hits town to tout new 90-story, 2.4-million square-foot tower - Skidmore, Owings & Merrill [image]- Crain's Chicago Business

200 hear developers' plans for Penn's Landing: Among the proposals: a cultural district, an office park and a playground. A decision is due in late Oct. By Inga Saffron- Philadelphia Inquirer

Can a zero-energy housing project win the Stirling Prize? BedZed: the Beddington Zero Energy Development. By Hugh Pearman - Bill Dunster [images]- HughPearman.com (UK)

The good, the bad, the possibilities: How well downtown core measures up as heart of our city- The Edmonton Journal (Canada)

Newest Pepsi Challenge: Save the Sign, but Don't Blind the Tenants: $1 billion development project - Arquitectonica; Abel Bainnson Butz- New York Times

Below the Bamboo: Guardians of L.A.'s landmark Schindler House have a problem with the neighbors. - Lorcan O'Herlihy- Metropolis Magazine

Library rewrites the book on design: Multi-theme interior is tailored for each visitor. By John Gallagher - Phillips Swager Associates- Detroit Free Press

Return to splendor: Renovated Ferry Building reclaims glory: Our staid survivor is also -- surprise! -- a subversive architectural triumph. By John King - Simon Martin-Vegue Winkelstein Moris; Page & Turnbull; Bauldauf Catton Von Eckartsberg Architects- San Fancisco Chronicle

Theatrical art of high consumerism: It is no accident that the world's greatest architects are now building shops with the same aplomb as they would have been building museums a decade ago... By Edwin Heathcote - Herzog & de Meuron; Eric Carlson/Louis Vuitton, Jun Aoki, Aurelio Clementi- Financial Times (UK)

Let sign be an opening for art, not ads. By Patricia Lowry- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Quirk solutions: His architecture has been described as both 'barmy' and 'brilliant', but Will Alsop insists that exciting people is essential to Britain's urban renaissance. [picture gallery]- Guardian (UK)

Towering ambition pays off: Victorian Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year - Zahava Elenberg/Elenberg Fraser- The Age (Australia)

Building block by block: Chandu Chhada has his hands full with designing a township in Phuket and hotels in India - Chhada, Siembieda & Associates- Business Standard (India)

No guts, no glory: He tackles architecture like he used to tackle opposing ruckmen, but not everybody likes Sean Godsell's uncompromising style.- The Age (Australia)

Log, a new journal of writing on architecture and the contemporary city, launches September 30- Log


- Inauguration: Frank O. Gehry: Maggie's Centre, Dundee, Scotland
- Construction start: Diller + Scofido: Quadrant House, Phoenix, Arizona
- The Camera: Photo Essay by Gerald Zugmann: The Brion Tomb by Carlo Scarpa
- Exhibition: Schindler's Paradise: Architectural Resistance, MAK Center, Los Angeles


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