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Today's News - July 26, 2005

Never mind Freedom Tower...now we (might) have Fordham Tower: Several takes on Calatrava's towering plan in Chicago: "ripples"; "iffy"; facing a "briar patch" of challenges, but "would get city in touch with its feminine side." -- Towering plans in Moscow would be Europe's tallest building, but not violate the city's "vertical integrity" (which, according to the architect, the city never had in the first place). -- An Australian marine and freshwater research facility is as "green" as it gets: a record-breaking six-star rating for environmentally sustainable design. -- Soon to come: Cradle to Cradle "green" stamp of approval for furnishings. -- Saving Montreal's historic grain elevators "one of the most exciting waterfront projects to open up in Canada in decades." -- Australian pavilion at the Venice Biennale is "an embarrassment." -- New Urbanism to lighten a campus originally designed for "functionality rather than frills." -- An ode to Brooklyn by a "cheerleader for future-forward architecture" (and a resident). -- Seattle's festival of "fairy-tale castles for a fantasy suburb" as viewed by archeologists in the future not such a pretty picture - instead of a Street of Dreams, how about a Street of Reality? -- Eisenman once dreamed impossible buildings - now he builds them. -- Q&A with ADPSR architect Sperry.


 

 

 

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