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Today's News - September 29, 2006

Report from IDSA conference: architecture and fast cars. -- Kunstler's take on the future is rather bleak (or is it?): no more "Muschamp smorgasbord of delicious, rarified architectural irony...Koolhaas celebration of alienation [or] metaphysics of Libeskind and Eisenman" (never mind New Urbanists). -- Big plans in store for downtown Phoenix. -- Another big thumbs-up for Denver's new "exuberant, blossoming" museum. - Portland recyles its old armory into a new theater that sparkles with LEED Platinum. -- University of Pennsylvania's new "fab lab" breaks all the rules with "winning panache." -- Plans to move the Chicago Children's Museum not without controversy. -- Meanwhile, the Chicago History Museum dons brand new bells and whistles. -- Though nothing is confirmed, it's traditionalists vs. modernists in a tug-of-war for GSA chief architect post, says Kamin. -- New deans of architecture for UCLA and Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts in St. Louis. -- Innovation conference in NYC takes on "High-Tech Systems for Sustainable Buildings." -- Call for entries: Toyota looking for dealership prototype. -- Winners all: RIBA Sustainability Award, and Ontario's ARIDO Awards. -- Weekend diversions: Q&A with FLW "The Fellowship" co-author. -- Another take on de Botton. ----- EDITOR'S NOTE: ANN will be on the road for the next week and Internet access may be spotty...we'll do our best to post daily.

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