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Today's News - May 13, 2005

"Facadectomies" spur the debate about the nature of architectural preservation in Chicago. -- Meanwhile, at construction sites Chicagoans are treated to views they've never seen before. -- Waterfront plans in Dún Laoghaire, Ireland, have a lot more going for them than protesters would have you believe. -- Not all are pleased with plans for housing development in Edinburgh. -- With its history of "malignant architecture," Philadelphia's Jefferson University trying to be a better neighbor. -- Mixed reactions to Parthenon-topped office tower in Sacramento. -- Herford, Germany, has high hopes for new museum's Bilbao effect (And why not? It's designed by the architect who invented the effect.) -- Toronto waterfront development has the right punch, despite what the naysayers say. -- An impressive shortlist to pick from for Toronto's Regent Park revitalization. -- Revitalizing downtown Phoenix includes a new hotel with "street vibrancy." -- Does Berlin's new memorial really relate? (followed by an interesting response to Koolhaas's criticism that "architecture is too slow.") -- Washington, DC's Lincoln Cottage lovingly restored. -- The Fibonacci sequence of numbers is inspiring artists and architects once again. -- Chinese tile catalogs nixed for copying originals from Italy. -- Seventh "Buildings at Risk Northern Ireland" catalogue launched. -- Weekend diversion: Fujifilm's new (and mesmerizing) ForestsForever.com web site "could easily lead to planet-wide incidents of tree-hugging."




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