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Today's News - January 16, 2004

Tales of ANN's terrific (and all too short) trip to Torino will follow shortly…it's good to be back!
As expected, opinions about the revised WTC memorial range from "strong" to "weak." -- A Dutch subdivision offers lessons in what "American suburbs can't get right." -- An American New Urbanist walks through Miami's high's and low's. -- Tearing out the heart of Moscow. -- A Texas campus wants to be a good urban neighbor. -- A Montreal campus makes a concrete jungle green. -- Playing the odds on NYC 2012. -- A "green grid" planned to protect Thames Gateway. -- "Enigmas of Space and Race" symposium at Yale this weekend explores African-American architects and their cultural contributions to the field. -- More than just leaks will be fixed at Walker Museum. -- Pelli's "Red Building" will complete the Pacific Design Center complex (it's only taken about 30 years). -- Polishing a gem of a courthouse. -- U.K. firm puts out huge "help wanted" call.

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Making A Design More Winning: Revisions Add Strength To the Final Choice for Trade Center Memorial. By Benjamin Forgey - Michael Arad; Peter Walker; Daniel Libeskind- Washington Post

Strong Depth of Emotion and No Frills in 2 Footprints: Reflecting Absence is a plea for calm. By Herbert Muschamp - Michael Arad; Peter Walker- New York Times

WTC Memorial: Design Improved, but Still Incomplete: ...infinitely better than the bleak version ...presented in November...smacks of two troublesome ingredients: compromise and speed. By Justin Davidson - Michael Arad; Peter Walker [slide show]- NY Newsday

Stirring look feels out of place: Previously stark, new plan too soft. By Blair Kamin- Chicago Tribune

WTC Rebuilding Roundup: Latest News, Ideas, and Opinions- Gotham Gazette

The Dutch Retouch Suburbia: Subdivision 10...attracting international attention for its inventive blend of contemporary design, dense and decidedly urban in spirit... By Christopher Hawthorne - MVRDV; John Bosch; Claus and Kaan; Herman Hertzberger [slide show]- New York Times

Shape of New Things: A leader in New Urbanism talks us through Miami's high and low spots - Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk- Miami New Times

Tearing Out the Heart of Moscow: The historical heart of the city is facing a grim future...- Gateway to Russia

University of Texas neighbors' balancing act: ...grand bargain...keeping large-scale student housing and commerce out of the upscale single-family neighborhoods...massively increase the density of the core of West Campus (via College Town News)- Austin Chronicle

Quartier Concordia paints the downtown campus green: a bold design to carve a campus...out of the concrete jungle of its downtown site. - Cardinal Hardy [image]- Montreal Gazette

Thrills, Agony As Mike Seeks ’12 Olympics: Internet bookies are offering 7-to-1 odds against New York- New York Observer

GLA proposes flood plan for Thames Gateway: Environmental planners propose 'green grid' of parks and woodlands to mop up flood water- Building (UK)

Does African-American Architecture Exist? "Black Boxes: Enigmas of Space and Race" two-day symposium [at Yale 1/16-17] on race and its role in the built environment- Metropolis Magazine

Walker to close soon; galleries a mess now: Check out the Edward Larrabee Barnes building one final time before it is changed forever. - Herzog and de Meuron- Minneapolis Star Tribune

'Red Building' Will Complete Pacific Design Center: Delighted officials approve a development permit for the third and final structure in architect Cesar Pelli's distinctive creation. [images]- Los Angeles Times

[Ohio] has dusted off an architectural 'gem' to house its highest court: art deco structure and decor now in the final days of an $83 million renovation and restoration. - Schooley Caldwell Associates- MSNBC

Consultant Atkins is looking to hire up to 400 professional staff such as engineers and architects for its UK businesses in 2004- Building (UK)


Spacelab Cook-Fournier: Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria [images]


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