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Today's News - June 28, 2004

A battle brews in Gettysburg over a Neutra landmark. -- British poll shows public doesn't like modern architecture. -- Re-mastering Wright in California - and a county fair devoted to the master. -- In the U.K., "weeing-up-the-wall architecture…is coming to a city centre near you soon." -- Meanwhile, five of Britain's best. -- Newark restores a treasure. -- Another take on the WWII memorial. -- Barcelona's Forum building is a tour-de-force. -- A building offers lessons in how to build green on South Carolina's coast. -- New trash cans for Toronto: 3 feet for garbage, 4 feet for advertising (what's really the garbage here?). -- Irish project selected for Venice Biennale. -- Place your bets on an American architect designing casinos in Macau. -- Denver's latest starchitect. -- An exhibition of Ezra Stoller photographs shows him as a portraitist of modern buildings.

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Who Chooses History? The National Park Service Has Decided That L.A. Architect Richard Neutra's Landmark Cyclorama Center -- Which Has Stood at the Gettysburg Battlefield for More Than 40 Years -- Now Detracts From the History- Los Angeles Times

Architecture poll reveals public’s modern malaise. It’s official: British people do not like modern architecture.- BD/Building Design (UK)

Remastering Wright: ...devising a master plan to finish a space that...is a poor complement to the bold statement Frank Lloyd Wright left on the hills above. - Manuela King/Royston, Hanamoto, Ally & Abby; Mark Cavagnero Associates- Marin Independent Journal

Marin County Fair will be a five-day celebration of the life and work Frank Lloyd Wright (July 1-5)- Marin Independent Journal (California)

My tower is bigger than yours: Our cities are being overrun by Jack-the-lad architecture, with the blessing of the media, mayors and money men. By Jonathan Glancey- Guardian (UK)

Five choices of Britain's best new architecture...to have opened in Britain in the past 12 months and ask what the excitement is about: London Met University/Daniel Libeskind; Grange Park/David Lloyd Jones; Birmingham Selfridges/Future Systems; Maggie's Centre/Frank Gehry [images]- BBC (UK)

Newark's classic example: Courthouse is set to show off again - Cass Gilbert (1906); Ford, Farewell, Mills & Gatsch Architects; EverGreene Painting Studios- The Star-Ledger (New Jersey)

Room with a View: The National World War II Memorial frames vistas. Does it articulate a message? - Friedrich St. Florian; James van Sweden, FASLA [image]- Landscape Architecture

Popular frontage: Universal Forum of Cultures: Barcelona 2004: The centrepiece of this ambitious project is the surprising Forum building...being hailed as another tour de force for the architects. - Herzog & de Meuron- The Australian

Going green on Edisto: New facility environmentally sensitive: designed to teach people how they can build along South Carolina's coast in a way that won't damage it. - Liollio Architecture- Charleston Post and Courier

Proposed trash cans really billboards in disguise: City's broke, but is this the answer? By Christopher Hume- Toronto Star

Carlisle Pier selected for Venice Biennale - heneghan.peng.architects [image]- Archeire.com

The best bet: Casinos won't go wrong with American architect Paul Steelman designing their buildings... [images]- The Straights Times (Singapore)

A contemporary vision: After basking in the London limelight, Ghanaian architect David Adjaye's next challenge is a major Denver museum- Denver Post

His work preserves modernist architecture: Photos show Ezra Stoller's skill...a "portraitist of buildings"...exhibition at the Williams College Museum of Art...- Boston Globe

New Directions: Branding Spaces with Graphics - Hillier Environmental Graphics Studio [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


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