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Today's News - January 5, 2004

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ArcSpace brings us Gehry in Panama, Calatrava in Spain, and Romero & Schaefle in Zurich. -- New Jersey seeks its own 9/11 memorial. -- A look at what's in store for Ground Zero this year. -- More kudos for Freedom Tower design. -- 1776: it's only a number. -- Urban revival everywhere steeped in the past and suburban ethos. -- Seoul bulldozes its past for the future. -- Big (but tentative) plans for Iraqi embassy. -- It's a Who's Who vying to design downtown Los Angeles. -- Cheers (and some jeers) for Toronto's newest architectural icon. -- Bethlehem Steel redevelopment: re-use or bulldoze? -- Buildings are getting greener in NYC. -- Baltimore building boom continues. -- London's architectural history: fact or fiction. -- New Zealand landscape architects go for the gold. -- Berlin as showcase for contemporary starchitects. -- Wright chapel restored. -- A kitchen that symbolizes more than just cooking. -- Lautner's legacy continues to inspire. -- Macaulay takes on Mosques.

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-- Frank O. Gehry & Associates: Bridge of Life Museum, Panama City, Panama
-- Santiago Calatrava: La Rioja, Bodegas Ysios, Laguardia, Álava, Spain
-- Romero & Schaefle Architect: Hotel Greulich, Zurich
-- Book: Bent Ply: The Art of Plywood Furniture by Dung Ngo and Eric Pfeiffer; Princeton Architectural Press

 New Jersey September 11th Memorial (at Liberty State Park) Design Competition. Registration deadline: March 1- State of New Jersey

Rebuilding in 2004: A look at the eventful year ahead at Ground Zero.- Gotham Gazette

Symbol of hope rises above chaos: Ugly design process results in impressive Freedom Tower plan. By John Gallagher - Daniel Libeskind; David Childs/Skidmore, Owings & Merrill- Detroit Free Press

Capturing the Spirit of 1776, With a Different Number: Because steel and concrete react to changing temperatures...Freedom Tower may not be exactly 1,776 feet tall. - Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Studio Daniel Libeskind- New York Times

The Retro City: Everything in our urban revival...is self-consciously and unapologetically derived from the past....with a culture straight from the suburbs.- New York Times

Seoul bulldozes its way into the future: some distinctive neighborhoods and buildings were quietly shown the door...to make room for future visions of the city. [images]- Korea Herald

U.S. Has Big Plans for Embassy in Iraq: ...to create the largest U.S. diplomatic mission in the world in Baghdad...- Washington Post

Downtown A.D. [After Disney]: In Pursuit of All Things Grand: There hasn't been such a parade of architectural prowess and financial wherewithal across the city's stage in decades. By Sam Hall Kaplan- Los Angeles Downtown News

Extraordinary, whether you like it [Ontario College of Art and Design] or not: Few buildings in Toronto have caused more controversy... By Christopher Hume - Will Alsop [image]- Toronto Star

Architects' plans push Bethlehem Steel redevelopment envelope: Concepts include furnace light displays and modern buildings. - John Fried; Jeffrey Resetco- The Morning Call (Pennsylvania)

Green Buildings: Environmentally Friendly Building In NYC- Gotham Gazette

A big year for building: The past 12 months were unusually busy in terms of local openings of major architectural projects, and 2004 promises to be even busier. By Edward Gunts- Baltimore Sun

The secret city: London's architecture conceals a fascinating history. But how much of it is invented?- Guardian (UK)

Record entries for New Zealand 2004 Pride of Place Landscape Awards: winners to be announced at national conference April 4-6- Scoop (New Zealand)

Design scenes enliven Berlin for Berliners and its visitors: It's hard, actually, to think of any contemporary world-famous architect who hasn't built in the New Berlin- Boston Globe

Restored chapel: Making things Wright: Frank Lloyd Wright’s buildings prove difficult to maintain, and Pettit Memorial Chapel in Belvidere is no different.- Rockford Register Star (Illinois)

Art Meets Artichoke: The Gund-Shapiro kitchen...is a small feat of social engineering... - Markus Dochantschi- New York Times

John Lautner's buildings still can turn heads (LA Times)- Chicago Tribune

Book Review: "Mosque" by David Macaulay: Learning to Build Mosques, and Maybe Some Bridges [images]- New York Times


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