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Today's News - January 30, 2006

This week, ArcSpace takes us to New Zealand and Santa Monica. -- A new guidebook to help usually battling residents, developers, and environmentalists get to the same page. -- Torino's "intelligent urban planning on a quietly heroic scale" is polar opposite to London's "fantasmagoria" plans for 2012 Olympics. -- Spotlight on the ever-shifting cast of characters at Ground Zero may "explain what is (or isn't) happening at Ground Zero" (but no mention of Snøhetta). -- Good design is helping Toronto overcome its fear of tall buildings. -- Modernism revisited and revitalized in Washington, DC, and the U.K. - An amusing look at architects who are either flattered or cringe when "temples of modern design" are used to hawk toothbrushes. -- Detroit's "great downtown makeover isn't finished," but at least it's back in the game just in time for Super Bowl Sunday. -- Downtown Los Angeles "desperately seeking street life, especially after dark. -- Piano's updated plans for Los Angeles County Museum of Art are "part 1950s Case Study house, part magic carpet," but is he also "casting about for inspiration"? -- Kamin's "faith that architecture can be a noble profession" is restored by Mayne's dazzling jewel in Cincinnati (except for those gun turret dorm windows). -- A look at treasures from Mississippi's golden era of architecture lost to Katrina. -- San Francisco and elsewhere are landmarking urban trees much like historic buildings. -- AIA announces Young Architects Award winners.




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