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Today's News - June 4, 2004

Will a New Urbanist development in Ohio threaten Cleveland's downtown? -- Fear that Provence could turn into a French Florida. -- Tel Aviv shoreline development plans a land-grab or good for the city? -- Lots of possibilities for Ottawa waterfront development - if the right decisions are made. -- East London's new leisure center "a scandal, just as much as the Millennium Dome but without the publicity." -- Waterloo tower plans panned. -- Manhattan's never-ending flair. -- London Eye designers left out of New York Eye plans? -- Indianapolis native (a.k.a. Michael Graves) returns home to kick-start Artspark. -- An architectural pioneer: African American and female. -- Koolhaas "Content" confounds and delights. -- "Greed to Green," the transformation from developer honcho to committed environmentalist. -- Cooper-Hewitt show misses the mark. -- Berkeley Prize Essay and Travel Fellowship competition winners announced.


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Developer's Westlake experiment to create a suburban downtown raises hard questions for Cleveland: Crocker Park...a whopping 1.6 million square feet of housing, offices, restaurants and retail on 75 acres... By Steven Litt - Street-Works; Bialosky Partners- Cleveland Plain Dealer

Provence resists invasion of Jean de Florette's scrubland: A beauty spot immortalised by film and novel faces an influx of concrete and car fumes. The fight is on.- Independent (UK)

Tel Aviv okays construction project on northern shoreline: ...plan includes the construction of 11,000 housing units...- Ha`aretz (Israel)

Construction of new museum sparks renewal of Ottawa's LeBreton Flats: Prime waterfront property near downtown has sat vacant since 1962- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Clissold Leisure Centre faces bulldozers: could be demolished by the end of the year...if an engineering report finds the [32 million] building's numerous problems are too expensive to rectify. - Hodder Associates- BD/Building Design (UK)

CABE pans 33-storey Waterloo tower plan: criticised the scheme for its lack of "basic Urban Design and architectural concepts" - RHWL/Make- Building (UK)

Manhattan shows its flair for survival : ...and thrives in a way that confounds expectations. By John King- San Francisco Chronicle

New York deal one in the Eye: London Eye architect Marks Barfield attacks partner [Tussauds] for reneging on 'verbal agreement' for Big Apple wheel- BD/Building Design (UK)

Success by design: Hoosier native and renowned designer Michael Graves comes home to kick-start his latest project, ARTSPARK.- Indianapolis Star

An Architectural Pioneer: Norma Sklarek...first African American woman to be licensed as an architect in California- Pacific Palisades Post (California)

Rem Roars Back: Rem Koolhaas confounds his critics with a new book and a dazzling Seattle library. By Lynn Becker- Repeat

"Greed to Green": New books pay homage to green real estate: Home design, indoor air quality, environmental consequences take center stage. By Katherine Salant- Inman News

Big Shadows of 1848: Intimations of Modernity: The Cooper-Hewitt's show of the pioneering, cosmopolitan 12-month span does not convey the era's energy... By Herbert Muschamp [images]- New York Times

Winners Announced in International Berkeley Prize Essay Competition and the Berkeley Prize Travel Fellowship Competition- Berkeley Prize

Metaphors for Motion: University of Connecticut Farmington Musculoskeletal Institute by AHSC Architects [images]- ArchNewsNow


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-- Under construction: Peter Eisenman: Field of Stelae, Berlin
-- UN Studio: Living Tomorrow Pavilion, Amsterdam
-- TEN Arquitectos/Taller de Enrique Norten Arquitectos: Hotel Habita Polanco, Mexico City
-- Finalists: International Competition Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg, Canada
-- Competition winner: Zaha Hadid Architects: EuskoTren Headquarters, Durango, Spain

 

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