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Today's News - February 12, 2004

A few billion dollars and euros for infrastructure projects in New York and Dublin. -- Big plans for Glasgow Central station. -- Cautionary tale of urban renewal. -- SCI-Arc may lose views and expansion plans. -- A street corner in San Francisco comes alive. -- Alumni add to coffers for impressive campus HQ's. -- Post-9/11 standards challenge landlords who lease to the government. -- WTC memorial footprints may have to change size. -- "Southbankside" is London's next must-see neighborhood. -- Architects re-envision the lowly chair. -- London architect wins big in North Dakota. -- US architect off to Rome to examine Italian design press. -- High school hosts Fay Jones exhibit.


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$3.7 Billion Plan to Alter Far West Side of Manhattan Is Unveiled- New York Times

2.4bn metro for Dublin to get green light: The school building programme nationwide and the Cork School of Music are also expected to benefit...- Irish Independent

Bar and casino plans roll into Central station: ...convert space below Glasgow Central station (1879)...a huge entertainment venue.- The Herald (Scotland)

A city's tale of renewal - and the trade-offs: When West Palm Beach opened CityPlace, another urban project languished.- Christian Science Monitor

Apartment Tower Plans Have Loft District on Edge: An architecture school with designs on the parcel next door is beaten to the punch by developers. SCI-Arc's Eric Owen Moss...optimistic that things could be worked out...- Los Angeles Times

How to make street corner come alive: When talented people work in a setting where economics aren't quite as tight and prying eyes aren't so judgmental, the result can make everything around it better. By John King - EndresWare- San Francisco Chronicle

The Alumni Advantage: Seeking to bolster alumni support and involvement, schools are building impressive 'homes' for their alumni...10 Planning FAQs and Smart Solutions- University Business

U.S. Landlords Face Post-9/11 Standards- New York Times

At 9/11 Memorial, Actual Sizes May Vary: It appears that the pool-filled voids...will be smaller than the tower footprints. - Michael Arad/Peter Walker- New York Times

London Theatres 1: "Southbankside" revives Shakespeare's actors' quarter. By Hugh Pearman - Bill Howell; Haworth Tompkins; Paxton Locher; Keith Williams [images]- HughPeaman.com

Architects realize their seating plan: Shim-Sutcliffe Architects join the storied ranks of designers to have breathed new life into the humble chair, By Lisa Rochon- Globe and Mail (Canada)

London-based architect earns ND cash prize: Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture winner Demetri Porphyrios to receive medal, $100,000. [images]- South Bend Tribune (Indiana)

Life by design: Architect wins award to study in Rome - Reed Kroloff- Arizona Republic

Paragould High School Gifted and Talented class to host Fay Jones exhibit- Paragould Daily Press(Arkansas)

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

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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