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Today's News - Wednesday, September 5, 2007

A look at cultural and environmental differences of global project types. -- A workshop in Beirut opens the dialogue about the lack of public space (and lays the groundwork for a competition). -- Ivy wonders where architects fit into the infrastructure equation. -- First step in making sure Transbay Terminal tower process: "build demand for good design." -- Gazprom tower plans may lose St. Petersburg its world heritage status. -- LEED ND selects 234 pilot projects to test the new standards. -- King finds a new city hall that sets a LEED Gold standard: the "newfangled craze for sustainability can translate into comfortable, even homey buildings." -- Not all are pleased with plans to turn a gritty Chicago neighborhood into a "creative industries district." -- Kaplan minces now words about the "meltdown of good intentions" surrounding L.A. Unified School District's $400 million "design and development disaster." -- Images of Foster/URS Spaceport finally launched (and check out the orbiting hotel pix!). -- Dietsch is a bit disappointed with some aspects of Washington's new Newseum. -- Hawthorne finds a new condo development struggles to cope with its famed neighbor (though there are some high points). -- A sculpted diamond tower headed for Dublin. -- Pearman finds himself in the most perfect theater. -- ACE Mentor Program launches initiative to avoid a crisis in the growing need for skilled professionals. -- Bayley comes clean: his obsession with modernism, Rolexes, and the Renault 5. -- RFQ deadline moved up for Adaptive Use Design Competition to Save Paul Rudolph's Riverview High School -- Call for presentations/speakers: Gulf Coast Green Symposium. -- Montreal conference coming up: Reconciling Poetics and Ethics in Architecture.

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