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Today's News - June 18, 2004

A rather dreary news day: U.K.'s Docklands a "Bermuda triangle" for architects. -- A Sydney facade in question, and one team vying for Kansas City stadium has "has put quite a twist in their collective knickers" for another team. -- A Brighton, U.K., skyscraper not being welcomed with open arms. -- Architects of an arts center in Miami and a stadium in Alabama are called on the carpet for going wayyyy over budgets. -- More conflicts of interest for Cabe. -- A fountain's visual thrill turns deadly. -- Rehab plans put building on endangered list. -- Big plans for Madison Square Garden - maybe. -- South Korean publishing industry complex ermerges from the wetlands. -- Architects and designers wow the jury of Popular Science competition (check out a chair for nervous high-rise office workers). -- A Lebanese architect who uses his art to spur debate.

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Designs sink in 'Bermuda triangle' of Docklands: Mystery surrounds the dumping of yet another architect's designs...The two designs are as different as chalk and cheese. By Frank McDonald - deBlacam and Meagher; Manuel Aires Mateus; Daniel Libeskind; Duffy Mitchell O'Donoghue; Benson and Forsyth; Horan Keogan Ryan; Burdon Dunne Architects; Heneghan Peng [images]- Irish Times

Forbidding face no longer the custom: Plans for Customs House raise questions about the role of the facade; ...one city immortalised for its sham-glam, it's the original Emerald (aka Kansas) City... By Elizabeth Farrelly - Peddle Thorp/Lacoste Stevenson/Howard Tanner; Frank Gehry/Crawford Architects; HOK Sport/Ellerbe Becket/Heinlein Schrock Stearns/CDFM- Sydney Morning Herald

Brighton skyscraper faces fight: Wilkinson Eyre's planning application for a 100m-high skyscraper is facing strong opposition- BD/Building Design (UK)

Arts center cost rises by $67 million: ...both builder and architect have agreed to go forward with construction at their cost -- losing millions of dollars each. - Cesar Pelli & Associates- Miami Herald

Stadium $14M over budget: ...attributes the oversight to an error by Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum Inc. (HOK) and Turner Construction- The Auburn Plainsman (Alabama)

Quango members urged to resign: audit...concluded that 10 out of 16 members had professional interests "which are directly related to the activities of Cabe"...- Telegraph (UK)

Philip Johnson sought to create a visual thrill for visitors: 'Pseudo danger' became real with drownings in Fort Worth. By David Dillon- Dallas Morning News

Art building rehab project dispute grows: Maine Preservation adds Bowdoin College site to 'endangered' list - McKim, Mead and White (1894)- Brunswick Times Record (Maine)

Seeking Ideas, Madison Square Garden Plans a Renovation: A Canadian architectural company...is a potential front-runner - Brisbin Brook Beynon- New York Times

The written world: Architecture Research Unit's scheme for centralising the South Korean publishing industry is emerging from the wetlands near Seoul. [images]- BD/Building Design (UK)

Winners/Finalists: 2004 Popular Science invitational design competition..."technological CARE packages for the 21st century." - Alexander Rose/Danny Hillis; Julian Laverdiere/Paul Myoda; Ecco Design; Zago Architecture; etc. [links to images]- Popular Science

Public art as a catalyst for public debate: Lebanese artist and architect Nadim Karam raises issues with his innovative creations - Atelier Hapsitus- Daily Star (Lebanon)

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

-- Officially opened: Daniel Libeskind: Danish Jewish Museum, Copenhagen
-- Under Construction: Gehry Partners: MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany
-- Winner Young Architects Program: nARCHITECTS: Canopy, MoMA/P.S.1, New York City
-- Newly opened: Radisson SAS Hotel, Berlin
- ArcSpace


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