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Today's News - March 18, 2004

Tributes to two who left their marks. -- Historic treasures in Moscow endangered: poor restoration and building copies are taking their toll. -- Canadian mixed-use development that almost failed wins big. -- Setting standards for health care design. -- New strategies for Art Center College of Design bode well for its future. -- A "Lincoln Center" on the horizon for downtown Manhattan. -- Libeskind's "glamorous and brave" little building in London. -- Historic status for Eichler homes. -- Architect uses cricket stadium to explore the conflict between India and Pakistan. -- Exhibition and symposium examines New York's Moynihan. -- Aga Khan jury announced. -- New life for ancient quarry to bring new life to Edinburgh's ancient buildings.

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Obituary: Bates Lowry, 80, Head of National Building Museum- New York Times

Obituary: Maxwell Starkman, 82: Architect made his mark in California: Trained in Winnipeg, he became a leading figure in the state's postwar boom- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Beyond the Manege: Historical City or Architectural Wasteland? Is it lack of funds, or just plain bad taste? According to prominent architects, it is a little bit of both. - Vladimir Pirogov; Mikhail Filippov- MosNews.com (Russia)

Surrey Central City wins 'urban development Oscar': named the world's best real estate development in the 2004 by MIPIM... By Trevor Boddy - Bing Thom- Vancouver Sun

Report: Hospital Design Could Be Set Up For Failure: a joint effort by London’s Design Council and England’s Department of Health- ErgoWeb

Teaching an Old Design College New Tricks: Art Center College of Design...conference is meant to be anything but a retreat... - Daly, Genik Architects; Frank Gehry; Thom Mayne; Bruce Mau; Hella Jongerius; Arata Isozaki; Richard Koshalek- New York Times

Hope grows to build ‘the Lincoln Center of Chinatown’ - Rogers Marvel Architects- Downtown Express (NYC)

Libeskind Takes on Modest London Project: Graduate Center for London Metropolitan University ...called "glamorous and brave." (AP)- Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Eichler tract homes in Palo Alto may attain historic status: "...best-designed production house in America"- Mercury News (California)

Borderline artist maps conflict: architect's thesis project...looks at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore, a site of recurring disturbance...where the physical boundary of a building...becomes a border in flux. - Rima Shahzad Bokhari- Daily Times (Pakistan)

Symposium and Exhibition: New York's Moynihan- e-Oculus

Master Jury for 2004 Aga Khan Award for Architecture Announced- Aga Khan Development Network

Ancient quarry to save historic buidings: ...closed more than 50 years ago will open after months of campaigning by building experts...exact match for Craigleith stone, from which much of Edinburgh was built.- The Scotsman (UK)

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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