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Today's News - April 23, 2004

Cincinnati loses a native son. -- St. Petersburg, Russia, as "the new China." -- Cheers and jeers for two London projects. -- Ontario beefs up preservation protection. -- Houses of worship converting to other uses. -- Touring Manhattan Minimalism; and a new office tower for Fifth Avenue. -- Big names in the running for new tower in London's West End. -- A cultural building boom in California. -- Wings instead of crowns for building tops everywhere. -- Top 10 Green projects. -- Eco-friendly furniture. -- Green tent design competition. - Hispanic Project for Architecture and Building Construction designed to bridge a language barrier. -- Weekend diversions: labyrinths at Cornell takes; CF Møller exhibition in London.

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Obituary: Harry Bothwell, 74, headed Hixson Architects- Cincinnati Enquirer

Architect Promotes City at Seventh Russian Economic Forum in London: St. Petersburg government is introducing new measures to reduce risks for foreign investors... - Oleg Kharchenko- St. Petersburg Times (Russia)

Plans for a £90m refurbishment of London's Royal Festival Hall have been unveiled - Allies and Morrison; Kirkegaard Associates [image & links to images]- BBC (UK)

Albert Hall fights extension plan: Campaigners claim the Royal College of Art extension - nicknamed 'The Ellipse' - will "disrupt" views of the Hall and "detract" from its historic setting. - Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners [image]- BBC (UK)

Ontario to beef up protection of historic buildings: New law would allow municipalities to stop demolitions, not merely delay them- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Bungalows with a higher power: houses of worship are catching the eye of developers and preservationists...eager to convert them...- USA Today

Minimalist Oases in a Bustling Manhattan: Taking a Minimalist art tour in a maximalist city like New York is not easy. - Michael Gabellini; Mies van der Rohe; Philip Johnson; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; James Carpenter [images]- New York Times

Offices Rising Across From Library's Lions - Kohn Pedersen Fox [image]- New York Times

Foster & Partners and Wilkinson Eyre compete for first of the tall buildings around Centre Point: News of the planned tower comes amid frenzied development proposals for sites... - Fletcher Priest Architects; Renzo Piano- BD/Building Design (UK)

Building Boom: Site as subject and building the big box: Luther Burbank Center for the Arts launches SpaceFace architectural competition; Sonoma County Museum remodel by Michael Maltzan; Sonoma Valley Museum of Art remodel by Ross Drulis Cusenbery- North Bay Bohemian (California)

Architecture these days is taking wing: This cutting-edge design is outpacing the once-trendy crown...snappy little doodads liven up boxy buildings.- Dallas Morning News

AIA’s Top Ten Green Projects Showcase Enfironmentally Responsible Design, Redevelopment of Viable Brownfields [links to projects/images]- American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Under the Table: Eco-Friendly Furniture That’s Beautiful and Functional [images]- E/The Environmental Magazine

Green Tent Design Competition; registration deadline: July 30- Ecoshack

Training bridges language barrier: Hispanic Project for Architecture and Building Construction: Evening classes in architecture and construction are taught in Spanish at John Tyler campus- Richmond Times-Dispatch

Cornell University undergrad brings concept of beneficial labyrinths to campus: landscape architecture students will present a proposed design for a labyrinth to serve as a memorial for the 21 alumni who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. [image]- Cornell Chronicle

The Møllers' tale: A new RIBA exhibition provides a chance to learn about the Danish practice behind the Natural History Museum's planned Darwin Centre [images]- BD/Building Design (UK)

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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