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Today's News - January 19, 2004

ArcSpace takes us to Rome and Beijing. -- We lose a master of Modernism. -- WTC memorial: the critiques continue. -- Another competition on another memorial site. -- Urban renewal in Dublin includes some mediocre (and some wonderful) new architecture. -- Quake-safe housing is a hard sell. -- Fanciful ideas for unsightly expressway. -- Audubon Society proves green can be platinum. -- "Brain drain": a look at where the "creative class" is moving (or staying). -- Cleveland puts its museum plans on hold. -- Chicago lights up its buildings (and not all are pleased). -- Santos is new dean of architecture at MIT. -- A new ATM enriches a neighborhood -- withdrawal not required. -- Some 20th century Scottish architecture ugly enough to call a treasure.

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-- Massimiliano Fuksas: Congress Center, EUR District, Rome
-- PTW: National Swimming Centre, 2008 Olympics, Beijing

 Obituary: Julian Neski, 76, Who Brought Modernism to Beach Houses- New York Times

The 9/11 Memorial: How Pluribus Became Unum: ...jurors opened the curtain on cloak-and-dagger moments...tranquillity, and the comfort food that fueled their struggle.- New York Times

Mourning Absence: I’m trying not to hate Reflecting Absence.... But aspects of the revised Ground Zero memorial raise questions, lots of them. By James S. Russell- ArtsJournal

Growing Up: Getting the Ground Zero memorial right—with the help of an older designer. By Christopher Hawthorne - Michael Arad; Peter Walker [images]- Slate

2-stage Vietnam Veterans Memorial Education Center Competition (U.S. Design Teams): Expressions of Interest & Qualifications due February 20- Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund

From shoeboxes to urban chic: how tax incentives changed the face of Dublin...but left a mediocre architectural legacy. By Frank McDonald- The Irish Times

Time to start legislating for better apartment design: Le Corbusier and thousands of architects since then have shown how you can create good design from mass-produced building elements...- The Irish Times

Architect finds quake-safe houses hard to sell: ...slow to be adopted because they don't make a lot of money for anyone... - Nader Khalili (Reuters)- Environmental News Network

Stick it in the lake? There are a lot of big ideas out there for what to do about the Gardiner Expressway. Some are bigger than others- Globe and Mail (Canada)

National Audubon Society Center at Debs Park, Los Angeles, is the first building in the nation to receive the Platinum Rating under U.S. Green Building Council's new LEED system - EHDD Architects; Campbell and Campbell [link to images]- National Audubon Society

Labor Supply and the "Brain Drain": Signs from Census 2000- Brookings Institute

Cleveland Museum of Art delays decision on proposed $225 million expansion and renovation. By Steven Litt - Rafael Vinoly- Cleveland Plain Dealer

No dimmer switch on night lights: Some of the city's most distinctive buildings are awash in color at night. [image]- Crain's Chicago Business

Adèle Naudé Santos appointed dean of the MIT School of Architecture and Planning- MIT Tech Talk

Designer ATM agent of change? Bronze machine brings chic to blight. By Christopher Hume - Robin Collyer- Toronto Star

Nuclear plant may win listed building status: Thornton Colliery in Fife and a distillery in Edinburgh should all be given listed status, according to leading architects.- The Scotsman (UK)


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