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Price tag to be American Capital of Culture too steep for Saskatchewan. -- A dream team assembles tomorrow to dream about a revitalized downtown Los Angeles. -- Brits making their mark in China. -- Olympic dreams fade for Acropolis museum. -- Inclusionary zoning improves prospects for affordable housing. -- Dublin has a "welcome replacement for one of the worst office buildings of its era." -- European Central Bank shortlists three for new headquarters. -- Moscow says "da" to Jerde. -- Scripps picks one for Palm Beach complex. -- New concert hall worth the bureaucratic headaches. -- Architects sitting on a "technological time-bomb." -- The most famous architect you've never heard of. -- Sydney Opera House tapestry finally on the looms (only 40 years behind schedule). -- A look at Palladio on paper.

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Saskatchewan backs away from choice as American Capital of Culture for 2005- Canada.com

World-Class "Dream Team" of Architects Convene [Saturday] to Discuss Re-Birth of Downtown Los Angeles: $1.2 Billion Grand Avenue Revitalization Effort - Frank Gehry; Zaha Hadid; Jean Nouvel; Harry Cobb/Pei Cobb Freed; Kevin Daly/Daly Genik Architects; Laurie Olin- Business Wire

HTA Architects triumphant after Chinese new town victory: gets foothold in Far East after winning competition to create 90 ha urban centre near city of Suzhou...continues the expansion into the Far East by British construction firms. - Zaha Hadid; RMJM; Will Alsop- Building (UK)

Court blow to museum project: faint hopes of having the ghost of a new Acropolis museum ready in time for the August Olympics - Bernard Tschumi- Kathimerini (Greece)

Report: Inclusionary Zoning: The California Experience: Goal is to Accelerate Process in State and Around the Nation...trend creates affordable housing- National Housing Conference

Newcomer in a canyon full of hostile traffic: The new Liffey House on Tara Street [Dublin] is a welcome replacement for one of the worst office buildings of its era. By Frank McDonald - Donnelly Turpin- Irish Times

European Central Bank plans new headquarters: Three architectural firms selected as prize winners in international design competition - Coop Himmelb(l)au; ASP Schweger Assoziierte; 54f architekten + ingenieure/T. R. Hamzah & Yeang- Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Germany)

Jerde Selected to Revitalize Historic Moscow Site: transform 13-acre site into a vibrant, mixed-use project- Business Wire

Scripps picks architect with global scope to build Palm Beach County complex - Zeidler Partnership- South Florida Sun-Sentinel

A Kinder, More Musical Strathmore: ...strip away all the bad press and finger pointing...concert hall...an intricate and even elegant harmonization of the arts and sciences. - William Rawn Associates; Kirkegaard Asssociates- Montgomery County Sentinel (Maryland)

Goodbye CAD. Goodbye BIM. Hello PEN: The architectural and engineering professions are sitting on a technological time-bomb that will soon radically alter the nature of their businesses. By Paul Seletsky- AECbytes

Paul Revere Williams built on black history: In an era when architects can be as famous as rock stars, Williams may be the most acclaimed architect you've never heard of. [image]- USA Today

Final thread in Utzon's vision looms large: tapestry commissioned 40 years ago for the Sydney Opera House is finally taking shape- The Australian

A Fresh Look at Palladio on Paper- New York Times

Case Study: HGA Stakes Its Claim in California- ArchNewsNow

Hopes are Ever Higher: Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for High Line Master Plan Issued by Friends of the High Line and NYC- ArchNewsNow


-- Competition winner: Coop Himmelb(l)au: European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
-- Sneak preview: Schmidt, Hammer & Lassen: Århus Art Museum, Denmark
-- The Architect's Studio: Sketches by Glenn Murcutt
-- Book: Glenn Murcutt: A Singular Architectural Practice By Haig Beck and Jackie Cooper
-- Images: Makoto Sei Watanabe: K-Museum, Tokyo


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