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Today's News - May 5, 2006

Leeds leads the way in urban revival. -- German cities balancing budgets by selling public housing to private (foreign) enterprises - not all are pleased. -- The pro's and con's of building an architectural brand. -- Foster wows the crowds in Moscow. -- Muscovites getting another "lavish" skyscraper the Edinburgh architects call "sexy" (others call the "drill bit". -- U.S. embassy in Iraq so large it will be seen from space (locals are not impressed). -- WTC memorial costs soar; will it be back to the drawing board (again)? -- Chicago's "edifice complex is back": Trump calls Calatrava spire a "pipe dream." -- Fort Worth to add another architectural icon to its growing collection. -- Iconic Hadid to rise in Barcelona. -- An amusing (but not complimentary) commentary on a "sprawling skillfully designed orgiastically moneyed complex" in California. -- Weekend diversions: Turrell's "Skyspace" opens in Chicago. -- Gehry documentary "gives insight to the man, the myth, and his methodology." -- In Paoli, PA, two master craftsmen's homes that will "shiver your timbers." -- Not a light read: "Planet Of Slums" and the urban apocalypse now under way. -- A global call for images: Architecture and the Mail. -- Happy Cinco de Mayo!

EXHIBITION: Barcelona in Progress




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