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Today's News - May 11, 2005

We lose a master who left his mark on social history as well as its skyline. -- The "greening" of General Electric is "the most dramatic example yet of a green revolution that is quietly transforming global business." -- Call for entries for socially responsible housing competition. -- Waterfront dreams in Miami (with hopes they don't turn into nightmares). -- Towns are beginning to put their feet down on Bigfoot bash-and-build McMansions. -- Retail revolution in India has teething problems (air conditioning, not shopping, a big draw). -- We're happy to report that the Los Angeles Times has lifted its pay-to-view policy and we can all once again enjoy Hawthorne's wit and wisdom: Wynn Las Vegas themed "midrise office tower in Houston, circa 1983"; and Koolhaas's "severely hip concert hall" in Portugal. -- Grand Rapids museum design gets "tweaked" (and not by the original architect). -- Another (mostly) rousing thumbs-up for Walker Art Center addition. -- A U.K. sculpture park takes on national importance "almost by stealth." -- The 2nd International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam will take on water; gathers over one hundred models of water cities. -- A deftly designed WW II architecture show at the Chicago Art Institute "captures energy of the era." -- International winners who design and protect the landscape.




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