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Today's News - April 19, 2004

The Brooklyn Museum's makeover: vibrant, flamboyant, exuberant - and then some. -- Not-so-good news in ruling on Edward Durell Stone's "lollipop" building on Columbus Circle. -- Denver experiences architecture as political campaign and "must-see TV." -- WTC plans rising above the squabbles. -- Gehry on Gehry: "I'm only an architect, no matter what anybody says - a humble architect." -- Los Angeles Grand Avenue: 50 years of grand plans going nowhere - yet. -- Chicago bursts out of a dull decade. -- Toronto sees gold in back alleys. -- Greenspace Scotland can learn lessons from U.S. city parks. -- Medical building design as a growing specialty (it isn't already?). -- Tallest bridge in the world will be beautiful, but not everyone is a fan. -- Apple plops a steel box in the heart of San Francisco. -- An architect who keeps us guessing about reality and perception. -- The world's newest - and largest - floating castle. -- Design with a capital "D" includes high style and fab prefab. -- New president of the National Organization of Minority Architects has big plans. -- Harvard Design Magazine offers stellar events from Seattle to Barcelona.

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Brooklyn's Radiant New Art Palace: Brooklyn Museum's new entrance pavilion...is as vibrantly contemporary as the most flamboyantly Baroque museum architecture of our time. By Herbert Muschamp - Polshek Partnership; WET Design [images]- New York Times

A museum for the people: The Brooklyn Museum has burst exuberantly out of its limestone shell... By Justin Davidson and Ariella Budick - Polshek Partnership [slide show]- NY Newsday

NYC Judge: '60s Building Can Be Remodeled: considered a landmark by some and a monstrosity by others...Museum of Arts and Design can move ahead with its plan to purchase and renovate 2 Columbus Circle - Edward Durell Stone (AP)- NY Newsday

Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver: Architect search like political campaign. By Mary Voelz Chandler - David Adjaye; Snøhetta; Predock Frane; Enrique Norten/TEN Arquitectos; Gluckman Mayner Architects; Rick Joy- Rocky Mountain News (Denver)

World Trade Center Plans, Rising Above The Squabbles. By Benjamin Forgey - Libeskind; Childs/SOM; Calatrava; Arad/Walker [slide show]- Washington Post

Master Builder: Frank Gehry has designed everything from cardboard chairs to vodka bottles. His next project: remaking New York City [interview]- Newsweek

Bunkum Hill: Over the past 50 years, the city has tried repeatedly to turn Grand Avenue into the living, breathing heart of downtown, and has failed miserably... - A.C. Martin Partners/Rios Associates; Gehry/Hadid/Nouvel/Cobb/Daly/Lynn; David Childs/Skidmore, Owings & Merrill/Thom Mayne; Jon Jerde/Johnson Fain- LA Weekly

Chicago's Bold Rebirth: After a dull decade, a new climate for risk-taking has the Windy City roaring back. By Blair Kamin- Chicago Tribune

Putting back alleys on the front burner: A University of Toronto student project looks at new ways to use Toronto's laneways for living space- Globe and Mail (Canada)

The future: foreign fields that could hold the answer: misconceived urban renewal schemes have wounded cities as badly as suburbanisation ever did. - Project for Public Spaces- The Herald (Scotland)

Blueprint for care: Design of medical buildings is a growing architectural specialty - Architectural Nexus; Mountain Health Design; NJRA Architects; Anshen & Allen; FFKR [images]- Deseret News (Utah)

The Bridge That Divides: The project is paradoxical. Nobody can dispute that it is going to be one of the most beautiful bridges in the world...Millau Viaduct will be the world's tallest bridge - Norman Foster- Washington Post

Apple prides itself on innovation. Creativity. Right. So what's with the heavy steel box downtown? By John King [images]- San Francisco Chronicle

Nouvel design: Guthrie Theater architect has done other significant work...he likes to keep you guessing about reality and perception. By Linda Mack- Minneapolis Star Tribune

The floating castle [Queen Mary 2]: What does it take to build a liner that weighs 150,000 gross tonnes, then sail with it across the Atlantic? ...the answers from a naval architect. - Stephen Payne [images]- The Star (Malaysia)

Design With a Capital D (special report with lots of articles and great images)- New York Times

Nothing like some praise on home front; New Orleans architect gets national honors only...president of the National Organization of Minority Architects - James Washington/Hewitt-Washington & Associates- The Times-Picayune (New Orleans)

Harvard Design Magazine benefit seminars in New York (Hugh Hardy/Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates & Michael Sorkin), Seattle (Rem Koolhaas& Sarah Whiting), Barcelona (Jean Nouvel), Boston (Rafael Viñoly & Robert Campbell)- Harvard Design Magazine

Straight A's: Horace Mann Elementary School: A student "village" makes a good neighbor in the heart of San Jose's historic district. - Moore Ruble Yudell [images]- ArchNewsNow


-- Opening: Polshek Partnership Architects: Entry Pavilion and Plaza, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York
-- Exhibition: Jørn Utzon: The Architect¹s Universe, Louisiana Museum, Humlebæk, Denmark
-- Gehry Partners: New offices, Marina del Rey, California
-- Newly opened: Skyscraper Museum, New York City
-- Five Finalists: NYC 2012 Olympic Village


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