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Today's News - August 24, 2004

RFP for Joyce Theater at WTC site. -- A tribute to the "Medici of the Midwest" who put Columbus, Indiana, on the global architectural map. -- Beijing's central business district to have a decidedly Australian accent. -- Big retail chains creating "clone towns." -- Sydney's "new wave of architects" finding lost space. -- Pittsburgh 'burb plans to un-do mistakes of 1960s urban renewal. -- Football needs Manhattan more than Manhattan needs football, according to NY's Regional Plan Association. -- Kansas City's Urban Society has great model in NYC's Municipal Art Society. -- New Urbanist has big plans for New Haven. -- Treasures on the brink: a Modernist manse; a Sears catalog house; and the home of an American architectural icon. -- Mau leads the Danes to Venice.

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Request for Proposals: Strategic Planning Consulting Services for the Joyce Theater International Dance Center at the WTC Site; deadline: September 13- Joyce Theater Foundation

The Champion of Urbane Renewal: J. Irwin Miller - Columbus likely has more buildings per capita designed by winners of...the Pritzker Architecture Prize than any city on Earth. - By Benjamin Forgey- Washington Post

Federation Square team wins $100m prize: ...contract to build a project in Beijing's central business district. - Lab Architecture Studio [image]- The Age (Australia)

Big stores creating a nation of ‘clone towns’: Think tank says spread of retail multiples is reducing diversity and taking profits away from local communities- Sunday Herald (Scotland)

When push comes to shove, laneways are streets ahead: ...some of Sydney's new wave of architects have been grappling with arguably the city's biggest challenge: coping with its prodigious population growth...- Sydney Morning Herald

A new plan celebrates East Liberty's cathedral as the centerpiece of a town square: The plan is the polar opposite and final undoing of the 1960s urban renewal... By Patricia Lowry - Rothschild Doyno Architects; Brean Associates; UDA Architects; Semple Brown Architects [images]- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

His Group's Interests Do Not Include a Stadium: Robert Yaro, who leads New York's Regional Plan Association, thinks the Jets need Manhattan infinitely more than Manhattan needs them.- New York Times

‘Urban Society' has big plans to improve KC: ...modeled after the Municipal Arts Society of New York and its goal is nothing short of kicking Kansas City into the ranks of the world's finest cities.- Kansas City Star

Community Planner Seeks to Transform New Haven, Conn.: New Urbanism emphasizes diversity, pedestrian-friendly tree-lined streets, visually pleasing structures, and the ability to walk from home to work, to shops and other destinations. - Robert Orr & Associates- RIS Media

Modernist treasure may be at risk: Although the May house lacks the brand-name status a Wright label bestows, it is more... By Robert W. Duffy - Samuel Abraham Marx [image]- St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Where Some See Eyesore, Others Eye Bit of History: 1925 Sears catalogue house...that some in the area want torn down. Others want the house preserved. [image]- Washington Post

Old house sparks a new partnership: Pair add to efforts to preserve last home of architect H. H. Richardson- Boston Globe

HySociety - Re-Think Energy: “Too Perfect: Seven New Denmarks”...2004 Danish pavilion at the International Architecture Biennale - Bruce Mau; PLOT; Kontrapunkt; NORD; Arkitema; SRL Arkitekter [images]- H2CARSBIZ

Modern Meets Tradition: University of Michigan Museum of Art Expansion/Restoration - Allied Works Architecture [images]- ArchNewsNow


-- Expansion & renovation: Tétreault Dubuc Saia et associés: Palais des Congrès, Montréal, Québec
-- Exhibition: "Tall Buildings," MoMA QNS, New York


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