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Today's News - July 25, 2006

Images of Tate Modern's new glass pyramid just released. -- Brooklyn's battle between beauty and blight rages over Atlantic Yards; claims of eminent domain might join the fray. -- Major, radical developments in Edinburgh bring into question why one architect has been handed the reins with little public discussion and civic watchdogs "have attacked the proposals with uncharacteristic vehemence." -- King takes on "who's hot and who's not" in the "strange world of fame-driven architecture." -- In Seattle, architects who actually put the "new" in New Urbanism (now, if they could only make it affordable). -- In Algiers, the Casbah is "literally imploding from neglect." -- New respect for renewed City Hall in Philadelphia. -- Extreme makeover challenge: how to recycle a Minneapolis skyway. -- Pearman's take on V&A's new Islamic art gallery: it shines in both its content and "enlightened patronage" of young, untested architectural firm. -- Things are looking up for Cornell museum expansion - 33 years later (better late than never). -- A major metamorphosis for Bronx Museum. -- At JFK, an iconic stained-glass facade soon to be reduced to souvenir keychains. -- For Kamin, new street furniture program may be "tailored to Chicago's classically-inspired streetscape," but he gives a "big, fat Bronx cheer" for the barrage of advertising that comes with it. -- "Arresting as it is," Koolhaas's Serpentine Gallery "isn't always beautiful." -- Corporate social responsibility comes of age. -- Call for Entries: Tiles of Spain Awards.




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