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Today's News - October 7, 2003

Historic and environmental preservation brings a deteriorated San Francisco treasure back to life. -- Managing sprawl and urban growth from New York and L.A. to Minneapolis-St. Paul and the Thames Gateway. -- Several salutes to Chandigarh: Corbu's "city of the future" in India turns 50. -- The arts give Detroit a big boost, led by a sparkling concert hall. -- New building at one university misses the mark, while two other campus projects show promise. -- Legal battle over stadium design seems just a bit confusing. -- Are restorers wrecking Wren's cathedral? -- An architect wins the battle to landmark his 1970's house. -- New Lever House restaurant is "one bizarre space" (but the food is good).

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In Full Bloom: San Francisco's Conservatory of Flowers - Architectural Resources Group; Tennebaum-Manheim Engineers [images]- ArchNewsNow

Containing Sprawl: Land-Use Strategies Can Help Rein in Unfettered Development.- Commercial Investment Real Estate

Managing Metropolitan Growth: Reflections on the Twin Cities [Minneapolis-St. Paul] Experience- Brookings Institute

Learning from L.A.: New York and L.A. Can Learn From Each Other's Errors And Innovations.- Gotham Gazette

Selling the Thames Gateway symposium October 20: More than Mudflats and Microflats- audacity.org (UK)

Chandigarh is 50 and young! The ‘city of future’ revisited: What did we learn from Le Corbusier? By Charles Correa [images]- Tribune India

Turning the pages of city’s history: The task: to plan a city that would...surpass the glory of Lahore... By M N Sharma, first chief architect of Chandigarh - Le Corbusier; E. Maxwell Fry and Jane B. Drew; Pierre Jeanneret; etc.- Indian Express (Bombay)

Belief, Freedom define city’s design...and what Le Corbusier stood for...says B.V.Doshi, eminent Ahmedabad-based architect- Tribune India

Arts centers boost downtown's rebirth: Entertainment sparks spinoff development, pumps $700 million into Detroit economy in 2002- Detroit News

A Modern Classic: Max M. Fisher Music Center: Additions bring glossy look while retaining concert hall's elegance. By John Gallagher - Diamond and Schmitt Architects [image]- Detroit Free Press

Marquette University building boom is a missed opportunity: Design of structures has little to say. By Whitney Gould - Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott; Kahler Slater; NBBJ; SmithGroup JJR/Kubala Washatko Architects [images]- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Barnard College Selects Architect to Design New Student Center: still fund-raising, and residents' views have yet to be considered. - Weiss/Manfredi Architects [image]- Columbia Spectator

Architects Offer Milstein Hall Design: College of Architecture, Art and Planning...will be a workhorse - Barkow Leibinger Architects- Cornell Daily Sun

County pays legal bill of Cincinnati Bengals stadium architect it is suing - NBBJ (AP)- Miami Herald

A brush with controversy at St Paul's: Critics attack 'technically insane' cathedral restoration- Guardian (UK)

The reluctant Landmark: As the 20th century slips into history, Giles Worsley welcomes the Landmark Trust's decision to take on 1970s Anderton House - Peter Aldington- Telegraph (UK)

Cuisine takes the edge off bizarre Lever House design: It is one bizarre space. - Marc Newson- Crain's New York

Survival of the Fittest: Efficient and effective support staff adds dollars to your bottom line.- ArchNewsNow


-- In construction: Enric Miralles, Embt Arquitectes Associats SL: Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, Scotland
-- In construction: Renzo Piano Workshop: Pierpont Morgan Library, New York City
-- Hodgetts + Fung: Sinclair Garden Pavilion, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California
-- Book: The Villas of Palladio By Giovanni Giaconi, Text by: Kim Williams; Princeton Architectural Press


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