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Today's News - February 10, 2004

We lose a master of hotel design. -- Promising solutions for affordable housing in New York (and elsewhere, we would hope). -- Eco-friendly development comes to New Jersey. -- Urban Land Institute student competition: high hopes for Pittsburgh's Strip District. -- Sydney Opera House with harbor view - finally. -- Rebirth of a Baltimore treasure. -- Calls to save a Helsinki treasure. -- 1950's beach hotels: trash or treasure? -- A preservation foundation kicks off Master Architecture Lecture series. -- Big plans and starchitects abound, but does NYC really need the 2012 Olympics? -- Delay and replacement with Erickson and Mau shows at Vancouver Art Gallery raise questions. -- A thrilling time to be a streetlight enthusiast (and designer). -- Former architecture critic-turned-politico turns to architecture. -- A documentary takes a look at an $82 million Gehry design that still sitting on the shelf. -- Safdie offers research fellowships. -- Cast your vote: Will the Art Gallery of Ontario become a landmark because it's great architecture or because it's great Gehry?

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Obituary: William B. Tabler Sr., 89, Architect of Hilton Hotels- New York Times

And the Winners Are: New Housing New York Competition Winners: Exhibition of inspiring designs for affordable, sustainable housing opens tomorrow.- ArchNewsNow

Creating a Model Ecofriendly Housing Project: the New Jersey model. - Anthony Sblendorio/Back to Nature- New York Times

Design contest may hint at Strip District's future: ...students competing for the top prize in Gerald D. Hines Urban Design Competition sponsored by Urban Land Institute.- Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Opera House opens its doors and finally gets a water view: plans to replace the Opera House's western facade with large windows and columns. - Joern Utzon; Jan Utzon; Richard Johnson- Sydney Morning Herald

A dramatic rebirth: A newly restored Hippodrome Theatre complex is a bridge to both a glorious past and a hopeful future. By Edward Gunts - Thomas Lamb; Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates; Murphy & Dittenhafer; Schamu Machowski Greco- Baltimore Sun

Calls to preserve distinctive feature of Helsinki's "Sausage Building" - Viljo Revell (1910-1964) [image]- Helsingin Sanomat (Finland)

Turf war over The Surf: As the midcentury motels of Treasure Island age, owners and others debate whether to repair or raze them. [images]- St. Petersburg Times (Florida)

Preservation Foundation to build interest through architectural talks: Master Architect Lectures series - Hugh Newell Jacobsen- Palm Beach Daily News

Whetting the Olympic Dream: How much does the city really need the Olympics? - Henning Larsens Tegnestue; Zaha Hadid; Morphosis; MVRDV; Smith-Miller + Hawkinson/Ralph Lerner/Shigeru Ban/Julie Bargmann- The Architect's Newspaper

Vancouver Art Gallery delays Arthur Erickson exhibition to late 2006: Disturbingly, Bruce Mau's MASSIVE CHANGE will now occupy the very same VAG spaces and time slot originally allocated to the Erickson exhibition. By Trevor Boddy- Vancouver Sun

City Lights: Itís a thrilling time...to be a street-light enthusiast...- New Yorker

Chicago Mayor Daley Aide Lee Bey to Join Skidmore, Owings & Merrill: Before joining the mayor's office in 2001...was an award-winning architecture critic for the Chicago Sun-Times.- PR Newswire

After the Decay of Decay, a New Modernity: "A Constructive Madness" documentary...documents Frank Gehry's design of the Lewis House, an $82 million folly that ended up on the shelf of unbuilt brainstorms. By Herbert Muschamp- New York Times

Moshe Safdie and Associates Research Fellowships: applications due May 1-

Poll: Will the Art Gallery of Ontario become a recognisable architecture landmark? - Frank Gehry [link to images]- Archiseek (Canada)

Habitat 825: An apartment building draws inspiration from its neighbor - Schindler's Kings Road House. - Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects [images]- ArchNewsNow

On Track: Frank R. Lautenberg Rail Station at Secaucus Junction: Commuting is made easier (and grander) with a transit hub 10 years in the making. - Brennan Beer Gorman Architects [images]- ArchNewsNow


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