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Today's News - October 14, 2003

Ground Zero density debate continues. -- Making cities "cool" to keep (and lure) the "creative class." -- A cool Gehry "ship of glass" will be "the third great piece of glass architecture" on Manhattan waterfront (after two Meier towers). -- San Francisco's skyline may rise even higher. -- Moss waxes poetic about Disney Hall and hopes for downtown L.A. -- High praise for Foster's Clark Center. -- An "audacious" pair of museums in St. Louis. -- A distinctive Canadian accent for Washington, DC stage. -- Won't someone take the Liberty Bell pavilion home? -- Workplace design as fat-buster. -- A "weird architectural contraption" in the middle of Vietnam. -- Exhibition honors an architect for the arts. -- Honors to an "invisible" patron of architecture. -- Eisenman book on everyone's "must-read" list. -- Glass has its Modern Moment.

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Critics: WTC Crammed: Revised master plan renews debate about site's density- NY Newsday

'Cool' cities may defy planning: Leaders believe new image could boost state economy- Detroit News

Ship of Glass for Chelsea Waterfront: design could radically transform the use of glass in New York buildings. By Herbert Muschamp - Frank Gehry [image]- New York Times

San Francisco height bias may bow for new Transbay towers...that could rival the Transamerica Pyramid... By John King - Skidmore, Owings & Merrill [graphic]- San Francisco Chronicle

An architectural anchor: The pull of the spectacular Disney Hall could have a transforming effect on downtown - Frank Gehry; Eric Owen Moss- Redlands Daily Facts (California)

Simply the best: Stanford's Clark Center expertly blends traditional, modern design. By John King - Foster & Partners; MBT Architecture [images]- San Francisco Chronicle

Two Very Different Museums Meet in St. Louis: audacious...pair of museums, which at the very least offer an outpost of new urban cultural possibilities. - Tadao Ando; Brad Cloepfil/Allied Works Architecture [image]- New York Times

Thom goes to Washington: A distinct Canadian voice will be heard in the U.S. capital when the Arena Stage opens its doors. By Lisa Rochon - Bing Thom Architects- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Interest but no takers, yet, for Philadelphia's Bicentennial Liberty Bell Pavilion. By Inga Saffron- Philadelphia Inquirer

Fight Against Fat Shifts to the Workplace - Hillier- New York Times

Crazy House: Dalat...a jumble containing some Gaudi, a dose of America's Bruce Goff, Disney, some Steiner and a liberal layering of hippy madness...by architect Hang Nga.- The Age (Australia)

"Josep Lluis Sert: Architect for the Arts'': Harvard exhibitions showcase Sert as the soul of collaboration: Architect's work with artists, in city design comes to the fore. By Robert Campbell- Boston Globe

A landscape of giving: One of the unseen hands of Portland philanthropy will become visible when the Architecture Foundation of Oregon names Jean Vollum its Honored Citizen this year. - Alvar Aalto; ZGF Partnership; Don Stastny- The Oregonian

Book Review: "Giuseppe Terragni: Transformations Decompositions Critiques" by Peter Eisenman: A Little Fascist Architecture Goes a Long Way [images]- New York Times

Glass Reunion: ''Glass and Glamour: Steuben's Modern Moment, 1930-1960'' opens on Nov. 7 at the Museum of the City of New York- New York Times

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