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Today's News - June 14, 2006

Might it be back to the drawing board for Freedom Tower? -- A number of interesting tidbits as U.K.'s Architecture Week and London Architecture Biennale gear up: "London's a monster" soon to be almost unrecognizable. -- An MP adds a certain kind of British architecture to his "gamut of grievances" (architect's response: "MPs who aren't in power make ridiculous statements."). -- Britain's hippest borough. -- Rybczynski reports on Maggie's Centres and architecture for healing. -- Heathcote gives a thumbs-up on adaptive reuse of historic buildings. -- What makes a neighborhood? (or: "urban sprawl, the anti-neighborhood"). -- In Portland, Oregon, community visions shaking up neighborhoods - and other cities. -- And a major waterfront redevelopment with a Vancouver-ish profile (tall, thin, and green). -- A drive-through bank transformed is something fantastical and "a triumph of recycling." -- A visitors' center for a penguin preserve in South Africa garners global kudos. -- Thoughtful solutions for New orleans are winners in design competitions. -- Elegant simplicity wins for planned pedestrian bridge in Pittsburgh. -- Community revitalization grants awarded across the U.S. -- Hadid at the Guggenheim is "one of architecture's rare international blockbusters." -- Chicago's Garofalo takes the spotlight. -- Summer readings: two tomes on post-Bilbao public spaces. -- Millennium Park back-story is a page-turner. -- Q&A with Sydney Pollack.




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