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Today's News - December 3, 2003

Today's Ground Zero/WTC Memorial lexicon: dogma, frenzy, politics, and fixation. -- U.S. military battles sprawl on the home front. -- Study explores "spatial reorganization of poverty" in Southern California. -- New life for Brooklyn landmark. -- Big plans (and big bucks) for University of Sydney. -- An international shortlist for new Denver museum. -- Gehry with a Welsh accent? -- Shuttleworth to shuttle off on his own. -- Calatrava's bridge for Jerusalem. - Foreign Office Architects star of exhibition "Breeding Architecture." -- New ASLA president inducted. -- A boom in sustainable development; and a 2-day conference in San Diego. -- London conference to look at what buildings will look like in 2020. -- New Zealand architecture awards (why don't they ever list the architects?!!?). -- Four stars for I.M. Pei flicks.

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Memorial Eight Embody Dogma After Maya Lin: ...Vietnam memorial...has become a crutch, rather than an inspiration, for American memorial architecture. By Clay Risen- New York Observer

Two Architects Whip Up Tower In Mad Frenzy: ...both sides now say they’re confident they’ll be able to meet the Dec. 15 deadline. - David Childs/Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Daniel Libeskind- New York Observer

Vision vs. Symbols and Politics at Ground Zero. By Herbert Muschamp - David M. Childs/Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Daniel Libeskind- New York Times

Making the Dead Count, Literally: memorial designs share an interest, verging on a fixation, with statistics.- New York Times

U.S. military is fighting urban sprawl- Environmental News Network

The Trajectory of Poor Neighborhoods in Southern California, 1970-2000: Los Angeles region has witnessed a large-scale spatial reorganization of poverty.- Brookings Institute

Brooklyn Waterfront Landmark Awaits New Life: $100 million gateway - Jay Valgora/WalkerGroup [image]- New York Times

It's mortarboards of a different ilk in campus revolution: University of Sydney's $150 million architectural revolution... Three key projects - FJMT; Jeppe Andersen/Turf Design Studio; Taylor Cullity Lethlean- Sydney Morning Herald

Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver eyes architects - Adjaye/Associates; Rick Joy Architects; Gluckman Mayner Architects; Predock Frane Architects; Snohetta; TEN Arquitectos- Denver Post

Protests over plan to replace Swansea Leisure Centre: The man behind the spectacular Guggenheim museum in Bilbao may leave his mark on Welsh architecture. - Frank Gehry- BBC News

Controversial architect Ken the Pen has designs on new projects: Ken Shuttleworth is to leave the architectural firm Foster and Partners... By Jonathan Glancey- Guardian (UK)

To Draw a Bridge: Santiago Calatrava's vision to span a divide in Jerusalem began, as all his work does, with a long and varied life on paper. [images]- New York Times Magazine

Pair who fill the bigger space: It is hard to think of a practice with more international credibility, unstintingly obsequious press coverage than Foreign Office Architects. By Edwin Heathcote - Alejandro Zaera-Polo and Farshid Moussavi- Financial Times (UK)

ASLA Inducts 2004 President - Susan L.B. Jacobson, FASLA/Bartells/Jacobson Design- American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

Buildings save when friendly to environment: What's good ecologically can also be cheap to run...- Baltimore Sun

UC San Diego to Host Two-Day Conference on 'Sustainable Development' Dec. 11-12- Newswise

Buildings for 2020 Conference: Will the buildings of 2020 look to nature or turn to technology for materials and design? December 5 at Dana Centre/Science Museum, London - Bill Dunster; Lucy Pedlar; Miffa Salter- Dana Centre

Home, sweet Auckland home: 27 winners of the Auckland architecture awards...- New Zealand Herald

Video/DVD Review: "I.M. Pei: First Person Singular" & "The Museum on the Mountain": ...refreshing to watch two documentaries that make the kinds of concepts and challenges Pei faced seem so accessible.- DVDTalk.com


-- Jean Nouvel: Vesunna Gallo-Roman Museum, Périgueux, France
-- SAANA/Kazuvo Sejima/Ryue Nishizawa: New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City
-- Allied Works: Seattle Art Museum Expansion
-- Book: Morphosis By Thom Mayne


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