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Today's News - June 6, 2006

Politics and smokescreens cloud public housing issues in New Orleans and preservation of Moscow's Modernist heritage. -- Proposal on the table to build Corbu's unfinished vision of the Capitol Complex in Chandigarh, India. -- Sweet dreams in Pugin's gloriously restored Grange. -- Some nice, but mostly not nice words for Austin's new Blanton Museum. -- Toledo looks forward to its transparent, "compact and graceful" museum. -- New anthropology museum in Vancouver "is a study in human creativity." -- Skyscraper boom: they're "taller and more daring than ever, but still mostly monuments to magnificence." -- Foster's New York moment. -- Herzog + de Meuron's NY moment is based in their roots. -- Finding the fluid, symbiotic relationship between natural and artificial light. -- Public art: 10 axioms for consideration ("art can't save mediocre buildings"). -- Destruction of public art in L.A. a "monumental shame and civic tragedy." -- Book reviews: "The Battle Over Sprawl and the Future of America" finds a calm voice among the "shrill catcalls." -- "The Destruction of Memory" a cogent argument for why architectural destruction during war deserves recognition as an atrocity. -- Award winners galore: Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards; RAIC National Urban Design Award; ASLA Medals; and first Shulman Fellows.

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