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Today's News - November 4, 2005

A new charter school in Los Angeles is an incubator for new ideas and new approaches to learning - and teaching - technology. -- Rarity of green buildings partly because architects go for "wow" and awards. -- San Jose's new city hall is very green - so why didn't it go for LEED? -- Ideas and products (like self-cleaning cement) take green to a new level. -- No fanfare (and a potential snag) for start of construction at Ground Zero. -- Riley to resign from MoMA. -- A look back at Prince Charles urban renewal dreams; his Scully Prize purse pledged to help rebuild the Gulf Coast. -- Tall plans to change the profile of Chicago's Magnificent Mile. -- Charlotte, NC, bets on Botta for new Bechtler Museum. -- Graves tapped for two buildings at Texas A&M. -- Tiny Manhattan infill lots filling up with high-style townhouses. -- Oklahoma City lights up a Beacon of Hope. -- Q&A with Libeskind and how he manages to remain so optimistic. -- Weekend diversions: diverting (and inspiring) NYC exhibition re-imagines the taxi. -- Book reviews: "Sprawl: A Compact History"; "The Edifice Complex"; and "Archigram: Architecture Without Architecture."




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