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Today's News - August 10, 2005

High-rise housing changing skylines from Calcutta to Chicago, from Las Vegas to L.A. -- Gehry on Grand Avenue: "...we're going to have to deliver a special thing, or else I am going to get run out of town." -- NYC catching up with Chicago? Roof gardens more than "nice idea" but developers need convincing. -- Glancey calls U.K.'s "Demolition" TV show "dangerous ground" that panders to our destructive spirit, but says some of "Prescott's £60k cheap and cheerful ideas" for housing "need handing over" to the show (only Rogers scheme stands out). -- Bern's new stadium a feather in Swiss architect's cap (with a few alternations he's not happy about). -- Porphyrios's Gothic and Gehry's futuristic side-by-side at Princeton. -- Cuba's "Pearl of the South" added to UNESCO's World Heritage sites. -- USGBC goes for ANSI accreditation. -- Product made with social and environmental responsibility in mind (including copper mesh woven by AIDS-impacted women in Africa for a fair wage).




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