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Today’s News - Tuesday, May 10, 2005

ArcSpace brings us a photo-essay of the building of a Gehry museum in Germany, and a new theater in The Netherlands (inadvertently omitted from yesterday's newsletter).

•   We lose an influential architectural theorist and artist.

•   Deja vu all over again at Ground Zero: will going back to the drawing board result in the world's tallest bunker?

•   Elements of WTC memorial being "whittled away," while some "planning and design experts marvel that Michael Arad has not been completely marginalized or discouraged."

•   Three memorial designers who "contend with topographies of terror" and either preserver or transcend them.

•   Building a South Korean city from scratch...but will it allow for the unexpected (and affordable housing)?

•   At last, things are looking up for Toronto's waterfront.

•   Mayne makes plea for SCI-Arc's downtown future.

•   What can Kansas City ("the capital of sports architecture") expect when a major stakeholder says: "spend your money in the bowl on capacity and on amenities rather than on the outside. The outside doesn't do a darn thing for you."?

•   Five designs vie for Santa Fe civic center (they're all low, brown boxes on the outside).

•   Melbourne holds the creative architectural edge, but Sydney leads in sustainable planning.

•   Dutch architects calling themselves "the anti-Calatravas" win first $100,000 Marcus Prize.

•   Q&A with Shashi Caan looks at the future of interior design education.

•   LEGO's "Town Plan" designated historic by National Trust for Historic Preservation.

•   Remembering Philip Johnson: 55 very personal recollections (full disclosure: e-Oculus and ANN share the same editor).


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