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Today's News - March 16, 2004

American suburbs in for a rough spell. -- An urban planner offers a guide to good (urban) living. -- What is in store for Toronto's waterfront (and those pesky, almost indestructible grain elevators)? -- Miami's performing arts center suffering the Holyrood syndrome (whatever happened to the Bilbao effect?). -- A British glass act for Smithsonian. -- Telling the Holocaust story from the outside in. -- "Gold-plated" arenas are the ticket for campuses everywhere. -- A California high school even the students love. -- Emerging voices with something to say. -- Times Square is 100 (doesn't look a day older than yesterday!). -- The architects who designed British Columbia. -- Scary news for those of us who spend hours at our keyboards.

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Op-Ed: Why White Collar Job Outsourcing Will Transform America's Suburbs: With some luck, America's suburbs will weather this global economic storm.- PLANetizen

City slicker: An urban dweller writes a guide on living the metro life: ...book profiles 47 examples of four kinds of 'urbs in 35 American cities which he deems desirable places to live. - Kyle Ezell- San Diego Union-Tribune

Our very own Roman amphitheatres: Despite this week's proposal by the Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation (a silo-top restaurant!), Toronto seems to have given up on its grain elevators.- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Frustration on the waterfront: If we don't get the waterfront right, forget the future. By Christopher Hume- Toronto Star

Park's Facelift Includes Measures To Uproot Gangs: Across the nation, urban park design increasingly includes elements to hinder gang activity - Leonard J. Hopper, FASLA- Washington Post

Performing Arts Center is facing more delays: Angry Dade officials are dealing with cost overruns that will delay the Performing Arts Center opening to 2006. - Cesar Pelli and Associates- Miami Herald

Way Clear for British Architect's Glass Act: Smithsonian Picks Norman Foster to Design Cover for Old Patent Office Building's Courtyard [image]- Washington Post

In Suburbs, Reminder of Horror: in suburban Detroit...Holocaust Memorial Center...architecture is telegraphing what lies inside. - Neumann/Smith & Associates [images]- New York Times

Expanding their portfolio: Colleges and universities are cashing in on a new generation of gold-plated arenas and stadiums - Heinlein Schrock Stearns; CDFM²; HOK Sport + Venue + Event; HNTB; Ellerbe Becket- Kansas City Star

Students give [Lick-Wilmerding High School] top marks: The triumphant transformation of the private high school's campus...underscores a point that can't be stressed too often: architecture is for real. By John King - Pfau Architecture [image]- San Francisco Chronicle

Hearing Voices: Now in its 23rd year, the Architectural League of New York's Emerging Voices program names eight talents with something to say - Preston Scott Cohen; John Friedman and Alice Kimm; Rand Elliott/Elliott + Associates; Tom Kundig/Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen; Pierre Thibault; Lorcan O'Herlihy; Larry Scarpa/Pugh + Scarpa; Ken Smith Landscape Architect [images]- The Architect's Newspaper

Times Square at 100: Common of Earthly Delights. By James Traub [slide show]- New York Times

Book Review: Building the West: The Early Architects of British Columbia, by Donald Luxton- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Toilet seats cleaner than keyboards- Australian IT

Case Study: HGA Stakes Its Claim in California- ArchNewsNow


-- Massimiliano Fuksas: Ferrari Management Headquarters, Maranello, Italy
-- Under construction: Santiago Calatrava: Liège Guillemins TGV Station, Liège, Belgium
-- Álvaro Siza: Meteorology Center, Barcelona
-- Book: Inside Africa By: Laurence Dougier and Frédéric Couderc


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