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Today's News - February 7, 2005

This week ArcSpace takes us to waterfront housing in Amsterdam and Cirque du Soleil's new extravaganza in Las Vegas. -- 9/11 Flight 93 memorial competition down to five finalists. -- In Toronto, public spaces being made less hospitable while three unsung projects hit all the right notes. -- "Philadelphia's condo fever also has design ambitions": some inspired and others insipid. -- A California city changes its tune about affordable housing and urban sprawl. -- New stadium plans for Washington, DC raise high hopes, along with a lot of questions about high design. -- A library's soaring wing and a museum's glass lenses raise eyebrows in Minneapolis and Kansas City. -- London's new Home Office is a lesson in urban repair. -- Finland's new parliament building lifts the spirits. -- UCLA award-winning project: "Think urban design on steroids..." -- "Sixteen Acres..." wickedly written, well-reported..." -- Not such high praise for Libeskind's book: "...with the selection of Daniel Libeskind as the designer of the site's "master plan," New York lost whatever chance it had to honor its dead properly." -- Designers look back (and forward) to the future, sometimes with wit, sometimes not.

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