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Today's News - November 21, 2003

Pei partner passes on. -- WTC memorial finalists: water and light, but nothing solid. -- Olympic-sized corporation proposed to oversee UK Olympic sites development. -- Museum pays for design it can't pay to build. -- Moneo wins British Gold. -- Design excellence honored in Virginia. -- Chicago gets more than just another vanilla box. -- Philip Johnson will sign his name on another Manhattan building. -- Restored architectural curiosities in Ireland end up paying their own way (is there a lesson here?). -- New Glasgow bridge an icon or cliché. -- Meier's church called enlightened. -- RISD recycles building into stylish student housing. -- Young architects look forward look back. -- Weekend diversions: Exhibition in Glasgow takes on health; Italian design masters in Athens; students design for luxury in New York. -- Just for fun: a most amusing mailbox.

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Obituary: Eason H. Leonard, 83, Architect and Managing Partner With Pei- New York Times

WTC Memorial: Among Designs Of Water and Light, No Solid Winner: ...all are quite busy with visual information. By Benjamin Forgey- Washington Post

Prescott champions body to deliver Olympic site targets: proposes giant urban development corporation to push through regeneration of key east London areas.- Building (UK)

Carnegie Museums close to settling with architect Jean Nouvel: Carnegie Science Center... terminated contract...for failing to produce a scheme that could be built for [$90 million]. - By Patricia Lowry- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Rafael Moneo wins over the RIBA with timeless approach: a follower of form and function, not fashion – is awarded Royal Gold Medal at the age of 67 [images]- Building (UK)

Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects honor 11 projects with Awards for Design Excellence [images]- Virginia Society of the AIA

ABN Amro improves on the vanilla box: ...offers fresh evidence of how Chicago architects excel at turning daunting functional problems into good design. By Blair Kamin - DeStefano + Partners- Chicago Tribune

Cold Call Leads to Philip Johnson Project on East Side - Alan Ritchie; Schuman Lichtenstein Claman Efron Architects- New York Times

Turning the old and odd into self-sustaining assets: Irish Landmark Trust drive to restore architectural curiosities for short-term holiday letting- Irish Times

New Glasgow bridge chosen: Neptune's Way...new £40m pedestrian bridge - Richard Rogers Partnership [images & links]- BBC News

Clyde [Glasgow] bridge spans districts but divides opinion: Neptune’s Way: "long way for a short cut"..."iconic cliché"..."urban phenomenon: the bridge as destination" - Richard Rodgers Partnership- The Scotsman (UK)

Enlightened Worship: Architect Richard Meier gives Church a modernist treatment [image]- Tandem (Canada)

Rhode Island School of Design 'dorms' to have SoHo style - Office dA; ADD Inc.- Providence Journal

Fast Forward Rewind: Answers to: 1. Why did you go to architecture school in the first place? 2. What's your idea? 3. What are you going to do differently tomorrow?- ArchVoices

Building health: Maggie’s Exhibition at the Lighthouse, Glasgow...one of a several...which showcase new ideas to improve both healthcare buildings and medical equipment. - Frank Gehry; Richard Rogers; Zaha Hadid; Daniel Libeskind; Richard Murphy- The Scotsman (UK)

Alessandro Mendini and Ettore Sottsass for Cleto Munari: Exciting design exhibition currently at the DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens- Kathimerini (Greece)

The Future of Luxury Design: Students from Parsons School of Design unveil future design ideas [for] luxury goods December 8th- Newswise

Inbox: d_libeskind1776@hotmail.com- Small Practice Architects / SPA.UK

INSIGHT: The Might-Have-Been Memorial. By Fred Bernstein- ArchNewsNow


-- Competition winner: Zaha Hadid: High Speed Station, Napoli Afragola, Italy
-- Competition winner: NACO/Foster and Prtners/Arup: Beijing Capital Airport, China
-- Book: "The Architecture of Fumihiko Maki: Space, City, Order and Making" By Jennifer Taylor
-- Book: "Prefab" By Allison Arieff & Bryan Burkhart


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