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Today's News - August 22, 2005

It's good to be back - and there's much catching up to do! ----- ArcSpace brings us towers, sails, and seed silos. -- New York's new "architecture district" is an unusual alliance of hot young firms. -- A British take on downtown LA's "brave new architecture." -- In America's "big box wasteland...sameness is the new black." -- Meanwhile, Target hits the "big box bull's-eye" with "streamlined examples of modern architecture." -- BBC's big box HQ in Glasgow considered an eyesore by some and "really nice building" by others. -- A Florida developer hopes "new ruralism" will be the new mantra for city and suburban dwellers weary of civilization. -- A design-build firm challenges Philadelphia's status quo for housing with a "new model of architecture for the city." -- In and near Chicago, a Mies jewel dazzles while a Burnham gem faces the wrecking ball. -- In Melbourne, a new railway station will likely end up on a postage stamp, and an architect "shows a wisdom and cleverness in dealing with old places and new spaces." -- A magical transformation of a former railway station in Oslo transformed into the Nobel Peace Centre. -- A Stirling Prize contender "is far more than just another European Capital of Culture-style art box." -- Hadid as "the inventor of the 89 degrees" and master of "young, thin, brisk worker-bee architects dressed in black." -- The high's (and low's) of New York's Percent for Art program. -- Exhibition review: the architect who shaped Long Island.




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