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Today's News - Tuesday, May 29, 2007

He-says-she-says: is there "a mutual cause-and-effect between the devaluation" of the architectural profession and "the increase of women practicing it"? -- Some fear next Architect of the Capitol won't be an architect. -- South Korea joins the skyscraper building boom. -- Super egos behind super skyscrapers are threat to cities' skylines. -- No sparing the superlatives today: Ouroussoff finds reaffirmation of "architecture's heroic stature" in The Netherlands. -- Kamin finds the Nelson-Atkins the most "enchanting" museum since Guggenheim Bilbao. -- Hume finds ROM Crystal to be "21st century architecture at its most brilliant"; and warns of a "wave of anger and contempt washing over Toronto" when it opens. -- Australian Parliament building's iconic grassed roof threatened by drought (and Giurgola isn't happy with the options). -- NYU picks an impressive team for 25-year plan (but preservationists still anxious).-- A new Seattle condo may not be beautiful, but offers ideas about urban living that the city should consider as it grows more dense and vertical. -- High hopes for L.A.'s historic Pershing Square. -- An amusing visit with Gehry, "the Willy Wonka of this particular chocolate factory." -- The man behind the plan to turn the Taliesin campuses into centers for sustainable design. -- The man behind the sound at London's revamped Festival Hall. -- Architects and Planners for Justice in Palestine continue to try to arouse international awareness. -- Plans for a highway north of Dublin called "an act of vandalism." -- Three good reasons to head to New Orleans this week. -- Call for entries: Proposition 6707 ideas competition for an eco-lodge in Western Australia. -- "Design for the Other 90%" offers solutions to some of the world's problems.

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