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Today's News - Monday, October 15, 2007

ArcSpace brings us an eyeful of Mayne's federal building in San Francisco. -- Kamin digs deep into the strengths and shortcomings of Chicago's green agenda. -- Glancey says Cullinan's Royal Gold Medal for his history of "brilliant sustainable buildings" was long overdue. -- Saffron is hopeful re: Cira South plans for West Philadelphia, but they're not perfect. -- Is Bangalore suffering a "me too" syndrome? -- Safdie minces no words about cities choosing architectural bling over quality urban design. -- To some in Ireland, to some, small is beautiful, for others it's more like "to be against high-rise is to be old-fashioned, backward, out of date." -- Will Dublin approve scaled-down "mini-Manhattan" development? -- To clarify massive redevelopment in Salt Lake City, a planner launches a Temporary Museum of Permanent Change. -- Wilmington, DE, has high hopes for Lower Market district to attract the creative class. -- Of starchitects, glassy condos, and the "creation of a culture of good taste" (is it such a good thing?). -- Designing the interiors of these "stylish terrariums": are they just "a grimy copy of new Miami or something more lovely." -- Silverstein selects Stern for Lower Manhattan project (class with less glass?). -- A former Edinburgh hospital site transformed into "some of the best housing in Scotland." -- Next up in Dubai: $11 billion canal for a $50 billion waterfront city (and lots more at Cityscape Dubai '07 www.cityscape.ae). -- Next up in Abu Dhabi: a mixed-use project crowned by a 73-story skyscraper. -- Campbell gives a rave review to Leers Weinzapfel, modernist designers who honor Harvard's Hasty Pudding tradition. -- Those designers are "unafraid to be unglamorous." -- A Stuttgart school lets kids be kids. -- CNN offers a repeat performance by "architecture's Man in Black."

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