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Today's News - June 30, 2004

New Urbanists inspired by Chicago. -- A preview of London's changing skyline. -- Green roofs cultivated in Washington, DC, and Toronto. -- An artful garden festival full of masterful surprises. -- Holyrood, the Scottish parliament building, "a stunning and original piece of architecture… and well worth the money." -- Arthur Erickson's legacy under attack (it took only 20 years to get a reflecting pool filled). -- An architectural gem in St. Louis under attack, and a petition with logical solutions to save it. -- A new (massive?) waterfront development for Hartlepool, U.K. -- Calatrava's pedestrian bridge in Redding, California, traces the sun without shadowing the salmon. -- "Hollywood North" slated for Toronto waterfront. -- Risks and opportunities for New York museum. -- Gehry doesn't have time for "woulda-coulda-shoulda thinking."

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Chicago's look, feel inspire planners: Congress for New Urbanism annual conference: "We once knew quite well how to shape cities. Now we are learning once again."- Chicago Tribune

London: Next City of the Sky? London architects and developers are pushing to remake the city's profile, much to the chagrin of conservation groups and locals. - Foster; Rogers; Piano; Shuttleworth; Grimshaw; Herzog & de Meuron; Kohn Pedersen Fox [images]- New York Times

On K Street, a Building With a Cultivated Facade: ...Casey Trees and D.C. Greenworks unveil the city's first green roof on a downtown commercial property...will offer tours to convince developers and property owners...green roofs can be achieved without unbearable costs. [image]- Washington Post

A green roof for a healthy city: A downtown resident has put a garden on top of his garage, joining a growing trend...to green the rooftops of Toronto. - Monica Kuhn; Gardens in the Sky; Green Roofs for Healthy Cities- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Not Your Grandma's Garden Festival: In Sonoma Valley, Chris Hougie Creates A Gallery of Gardens - Peter Walker; Lutsko Associates; Mark Rios; Ken Smith; Walter Hood; Martha Schwartz; Andy Cao; Mario Schjetnan; Pamela Burton [images]- LAND Online (ASLA)

Structure is a rapturous blend of complexity in a dour quarter: Symbolic buildings, designed by foreigners...are unlikely to be without controversy. By Edwin Heathcote - Enric Miralles/RMJM; Foster; Utzon- Financial Times (UK)

Hands off Arthur Erickson: With some of his signature buildings thoughtlessly revised, the architect's bold legacy is under attack. By Lisa Rochon- Globe and Mail (Canada)

National Trust backs plan to raze [108-year-old] Century Building...to make space for a new 1,000-space parking garage...to serve tenants of a renovated Old Post Office...- St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Petition: National Trust's Indictment in the Crime of the Century [Building]...there are reputable and well-financed developers in St. Louis who have committed to offering a mixed use proposal for including housing and interior parking in the Century Building...- Landmarks Association of St. Louis

£500m Victoria Harbour revamp a step closer: [in Hartlepool] stretch of of waterfront...using 200 acres ...to include up to 3,500 new homes of mixed design, leisure, business and retail facilities...will take up to 20 years to complete. - Skidmore, Owings & Merrill- icticTeesside

Redding: Walking bridge that soars: Calatrava design spans river with lighter-than-air effect...a triumph like the Sundial Bridge should be heeded in other communities. By John King- San Francisco Chronicle

Attention Span: Backers see stardom for Sundial Bridge...$23.5 million harplike structure supporters hope will become [California's] second most recognizable bridge. - Santiago Calatrava [images]- San Francisco Chronicle

Megastudio nears port: Project aimed at bringing 'Hollywood North' back to Toronto - HOK Canada- Globe and Mail (Canada)

For a Museum and New York, Risks Are Also Opportunities: Museum of the City of New York is facing the challenge of remaining a cultural institution of note... - Polshek Partnership- New York Times

Painting In Three Dimensions: Frank Gehry tries not to dwell on things he could have done differently...[he] finds such woulda-coulda-shoulda thinking a waste of time and energy.- Investor's Business Daily

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


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-- Hodgetts + Fung: Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, California
-- PLOT: Maritime Youth House, Copenhagen, Denmark


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