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Today's News - May 31, 2006

We lose a master of "bold Brutalist apartment towers to ornate Beaux-Arts civic landmarks." -- Could the U.K. seriously be considering legislation that puts some of its top listed buildings at risk? -- An in-depth look at NYC in 10 years (lots of starchitects and lots of pix). -- Mayne tapped to jazz up downtown New Orleans. -- Safdie's deck of cards gives the Sands the upper hand in Singapore casino plan. -- Atlanta's city-within-a-city exceeds expectations. -- Toronto's waterfront competition finally gives the city a reason to dream. -- For Farrelly, malls are all about "the womb thing...maybe we should get out more." -- Arizona's Biosphere could be biodegraded to make room for sprawl (sorry...we meant Biosphere Estates). -- An "NYC heavy-hitter" to give Memphis "a guiding vision" for 4,500-acre park. -- Cooper-Hewitt makes more modest plans: "Big is not necessarily better." -- NYC may be "modernism's graveyard," but Hearst Tower "stalks the skyline with the energy of a credible monster." -- Murphy sweeps the Scottish Design Awards. -- A rare round of applause for runners-up's in two Canadian competitions. -- NBM's "The Green House" offers architecture the Earth can live with. -- A most enjoyable take on de Botton's "The Architecture of Happiness." -- Jacob's "Death and Life" holds "truths still worth repeating and remembering." -- Details finalized in New Orleans green design competition (the Brad Pitt one); registration deadline looms.

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