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Today's News - July 27, 2004

A master plan for healing gardens. -- Fighting to save what's left of Glasgow's green spaces. -- Jersey City: Shanghai on the Hudson (it's trying, anyway). -- Ontario has a billion-dollar to-do list (and some odd euphemisms for public/private partnerships). -- St. Petersburg, Russia: can there be peace between traditional and radical architecture? "…closer contact is needed between the designers, decision makers and the general public" (now there's a radical concept!). -- Big redevelopment plans for a California city. -- Princess Diana memorial fountain flows no more…will it flow ever again? -- Cleveland Institute of Music in for a graceful renovation/expansion. -- A Baha'I temple in Chile takes wing. -- A green retreat pushes "environmentally friendly architecture to its edge." -- NYU's director of the graduate program in Environmental Conservation Education combines green philosophy and architecture. -- High Line visions on view in person and electronically. -- An architect finally gets his due.

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Healing Gardens: Samaritan Health Services: A master planning approach to landscape design serves up a system of healthful opportunities. - Macdonald Environmental Planning [images]- ArchNewsNow

New group fights to save green spaces from developers: An estimated one-third of green space in Glasgow is under threat from potential hoiusing developments.- The Herald (UK)

Shanghai on the Hudson: Jersey City wants to be like lower Manhattan, only neat and clean. By Paul Goldberger - Cesar Pelli; Pei Cobb Freed- New Yorker

Ontario to unveil $100B to-do list: ...rule out privatization of hospitals, schools; Plan to lay out infrastructure priorities today- Toronto Star

City Plan Squares Preservation, Innovation: ...key issue being whether a compromise could be found between the traditionalists and admirers of radical architectural solutions.- St. Petersburg Times (Russia)

Tackling Blocks in Ontario, California: 12-square-block, $200 million redevelopment plan - Jerde Partnership; Field Paoli [images]- The Slatin Report

Money down the drain? How Diana's fountain turned into a washout: A month after the Queen opened it, the story of the princess' memorial takes a familiar turn...latest Great Endeavour Gone Wrong... - Kathryn Gustafson; Neil Porter- Guardian (UK)

The Princess Diana fountain will be made to work: Diana's memorial fountain may be slippery when wet, but even Brunel's projects suffered the odd setback. By Jonathan Glancey - Kathryn Gustafson; Neil Porter [image]- Guardian (UK)

A graceful space: Some architectural projects look good from the very first sketches and keep getting better with every revision....Cleveland Institute of Music. By Steven Litt - Charles Young; Westlake Reed Leskosky- Cleveland Plain Dealer

Temple of Light: Siamak Hariri’s winning entry for the design of a Baha’i temple in Chile - a dome of nine luminous alabaster wings - took inspiration from his own practice of the Baha’i faith. - Hariri Pontarini Architects [images]- Metropolis Magazine

Green Retreat: Design Will Save on Energy, Water: a center for retreats run by an order of nuns is pushing environmentally friendly architecture to its edge... - Daniel Smith & Associates- Mercury News (California)

Trip the Light Fantastic: Andrew Light, an enviro-academic: "...doing a lot of work with GreenHomeNYC...on sustainable design and architecture." [interview]- Grist Magazine

High Line's "4 Teams 4 Visions" at NYC's Center for Architecture through August 14; 4 Finalist Master Plan Approaches Now Online - Field Operations/Diller Scofidio + Renfro/Olafur Eliasson/Piet Oudolf/Buro Happold; Zaha Hadid/Balmori Associates/SOM/studio MDA; Steven Holl/Hargreaves Associates/HNTB; TerraGRAM: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates/D.I.R.T. Studio/Beyer Blinder Belle [images]- Friends of the High Line

Architect finally gaining his due: Edwin Lundie, a St. Paul architect, died in 1972 at age 85.- Miami Herald


-- Exhibition: Santiago Calatrava: The Architect's Studio, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington
-- Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates: Leon Levy Visitor Center, New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY


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