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Today's News - July 20, 2006

The greening of Wal-Mart: skeptics abound, but some environmentalists are hopeful. -- Green roofs finally (seriously) taking root in the U.S. -- CABE chief says urban design is improving but there is much to do. -- A panel of "design gurus" to ensure London Olympics leave a lasting legacy (applications for the remaining vacancies on the design review panel can be made until August 1). -- Toronto should pay heed to lessons in verticality offered by Singapore and Vancouver. -- Calatrava's Chicago spire project changes hands. -- Flight 93 memorial design still causing controversy. -- Smart facades getting smarter every day. -- A row in Rio over planned sex museum (image alone explains why). -- Libeskind's Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco a long time coming, but finally underway, scaled back, but still "energetic." -- A new stadium for the city is "a chance to sculpt a true architectural icon, but it won't be easy." -- Toronto's Princes' Gates is a "project of small gestures" that make a big splash with an Italian accent. -- A rather humorous Q&A with Piano and Rogers as they heard sheep. -- A call for "recipes" for the future of Lower Manhattan.




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