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Today's News - April 26, 2004

ArcSpace takes us around the world. -- Sarasota has big plans for cultural waterfront. -- Cleveland rescues blighted neighborhoods. -- Extreme TV makeover for Scottish mining town. -- A stellar shortlist lined up for Manhattan's High Line. -- One thumb's up and one down for new World War II memorial. -- Low budget but high design for Ontario college. -- The Grand Avenue race for first place in Los Angeles. -- Glass roofs in the cards for Aberdeen, Scotland? -- Sacred places learn to share spaces. -- A New Jersey town gets militant about being pedestrian-friendly. -- South Africa didn't see a treasure when it tore down a gem. -- The "green bug" and design-build catching on everywhere. -- Honors for impacting the urban landscape. -- Scared of Hadid?

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-- Steven Holl Architects: Beijing Looped Hybrid, Beijing, China
-- Diller Scofidio + Renfro/Fox and Fowle Architects: Street of the Arts, Lincoln Center, New York City
-- Book: Digital Hadid: Landscapes in Motion By Patrik Schumacher
-- Santiago Calatrava: Tenerife Concert Hall, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
-- Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas: Emporio Armani, Hong Kong
-- Nearing completion: NOX, Son-O-House, Son en Breugel, The Netherlands

 Sarasota seeks cultural district makeover: City planners hope to dramatically change the landscape by spending up to $78.5 million on a redevelopment plan for the 42 acres of city-owned waterfront land... - Cooper, Robertson & Partners- Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Central reborn: New homes, new hopes fill once-blighted neighborhood - Paul Volpe/City Architecture- Cleveland Plain Dealer

A former mining town is set to receive a 5 million facelift in a new television makeover show - Sarah Wigglesworth- The Scotsman (UK)

Seven Design Teams Shortlisted for High Line Master Plan on Manhattan's West Side - Field Operations/Diller + Scofidio + Renfro; Zaha Hadid; Steven Holl; Latz + Partner/Saratoga Associates; Rogers Marvel Architects/Gustafson Guthrie Nichol; OpenOffice/Mesh Architectures/Work Architecture Company; Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates/D.I.R.T. Studio/Beyer Blinder Belle- Friends of the High Line

War and Remembrance: The World War II Memorial Offers a Fitting Salute to a Time of Great Heroism and Sacrifice. By Benjamin Forgey - Friedrich St. Florian [slide show]- Washington Post

World War II memorial: Grandeur leaves out the feelings. By John Gallagher - Friedrich St. Florian- Detroit Free Press

A remarkable place to learn: Centennial College...a whole new level of urbanity and architectural sophistication to this instantly forgettable suburban neighbourhood. By Christopher Hume - Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg [image]- Toronto Star

Grand Avenue Derby: Expect a Photo Finish in This Billion-Dollar Race...results are expected to be posted May 25. By Sam Hall Kaplan- LA Downtown News

Glass roofs are on the cards for streets and squares in the heart of Aberdeen: Royal Incorporation of Architects Scotland will...judge the entries for a competition May 6-7- Evening Express (Scotland)

Sacred Space but Earthly Challenges - Franke, Gottsegen, Cox; Gruzen Samton/Page Ayres Cowley [images]- New York Times

Well-heeled Haddonfield steps up for pedestrian rights: a group of militant pedestrians is plotting to take back the streets... By Inga Saffron- Philadelphia Inquirer

The buildings that unite our past and future: Look at the detail...see the folly, joy and imagination of the man who designed it...you realise why the buildings should not have just been imploded in 1994... - Herbert Baker (1913)- The Star (South Africa)

Cities catching the green building bug: The Hewlett Foundation's headquarters...is part Earth Day and part bottom line. - B.H. Bocook, Architects; Hawley, Peterson & Snyder; Cheryl Barton, Landscape Architect- Miami Herald

Businesses, governments look to build projects faster, cheaper: Their solution...One-stop design-build shops (AP)- Wichita Eagle

Designing spaces, connecting lives: Architect honored for his impact on urban landscape - Walter Hood- San Francisco Chronicle

'Maybe they're scared of me': Zaha Hadid was once famous for not getting anything built...people around the world are finally building her designs.- Guardian (UK)


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