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Today's News - October 9, 2003

Growth gripes: "responsibility for wisely managing and regulating growth belongs ultimately to the public, not the developer." -- Portland project of Manhattan proportions. -- A new tower for Sydney. -- Museum news: Celebrating Pei. -- Tokyo's museum in the sky. -- Students design Cambodian museum. -- Grooving with the 60's. -- Music school's new digs. -- Jazz king's castle sparkles again. -- Liberty Bell's new home rings almost all the right notes. -- An award-winning house of mud and sun. -- Hot websites. -- A stellar lineup of Hall of Famers.

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Stridency of Anti-Developer Camp Hinders Debate Over Land-Use Priorities: ...developers do not cause growth, they respond to it. By Roger K. Lewis- Washington Post

High Tensions Over Portland High-Rise: ...project will transform an abandoned 130-acre industrial brownfield...into a $1.9 billion high-rise neighborhood as dense as parts of Manhattan.- National Real Estate Investor

Haymarket complex: 32-storey, $75 million tower...will put an end to 15 years' of indecision....Central Sydney Planning Committee will select its design from five entrants this week.- Sydney Morning Herald

The East Building: Celebrating 25 Years: National Gallery of Art marks anniversary of East Building, designed by renowned architect I. M. Pei [link to images]- National Gallery of Art

A new museum crowns Tokyo's skyline: Mori Art Museum - Gluckman Mayner Architects- International Herald Tribune

Students design Cambodian museum- The Battalion (Texas A&M Univ.)

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts gets groovy: "Global Village: The 1960s"- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Conservatory's new digs: Venerable music school anticipates move to downtown facility in '06...And all at a cost of only $80 million. - Martin-Vegue Winkelstein Moris [images]- San Francisco Chronicle

For a King of Jazz, a Castle in Queens: Louis Armstrong House...is a shrine to Satchmo and a glimpse of midcentury life. - Platt Byard Dovell White; Rogers Marvel Architects [image]- New York Times

Liberty Bell's new home grand, but falls short of its goal. By Inga Saffron - Bohlin, Cywinski, Jackson- Philadelphia Inquirer

'Mud wall' house scoops award: An ecologically-friendly house featuring mud walls and solar panels has won Worcester City Award 2003 - Associated Architects [images]- BBC News

Venturi, Scott Brown Associates Receives Top Honor in 2003 Architecture Web Site Awards- Entablature

Interior Designís 19th Annual Hall of Fame four design luminaries on December 3 - Julius Shulman; John Pawson; Jamie Drake; Stephen A. Apking- Interior Design magazine

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

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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