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Today's News - Monday, July 9, 2007

Three days away...and much catching up to do! ----- ArcSpace takes us to Manhattan, the Republic of Tatarstan, and Second Life (ANN is there, too!). - Architects snapping up land in SL. - RTKL dons a Dutch accent. - Boddy brings home an urban lesson from Hamburg: HafenCity proves design and forethought is better than "manic building binges." - Russia wins the 2014 Winter Olympics, but at what cost and who's to profit; and a terrific slide show (but no mention of architects). - Gehry gets go-ahead in Hove. - In London, Piano's "Baby Shard" disappoints, but gets green light anyway. - King talks to fans and foes of San Francisco's futuristic Federal Building. - For Russell, Libeskind - and the exhibit designers - have run amok at ROM. - And yet again, Holl gets "delirious praise" for Nelson-Atkins. - A very interesting shortlist for London's 2012 footbridge. - British Museum has big plans to make room for blockbusters (and a starchitect to go along). - A domed Jurassic Park to bloom in the Saudi desert. - British architects call for bigger, better homes (we get the better, but bigger?). - A rather poetic Ouroussoff on Johnson and his Glass House: "a testament to someone who, for all his weaknesses, could always make architecture feel wonderfully alive." - Hawthorne visits "Design for the Other 90%" and wonders if "humanitarian design movement can reach its full potential without stars." - Between "Global Cities" and Zaha the superstar, Pearman feels somewhat oppressed by "fancy the big business of world architecture." - Rybczynski sees a missed opportunity in Corcoran Gallery Modernist show. - 9/11 memorials rising.

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