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Today's News - Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A look at Prince Charles's influence on U.K.'s development scene (and a Q&A with the man himself). -- Farrelly finds the Prince might be right on some counts - when grand visions turn into "a blaze of global nothingness." -- King bemoans the still in-limbo lots of Octavia Boulevard because "nobody's shy about gumming up the works if he doesn't get what he wants." -- Ouroussoff on Cruz bringing lessons from Tijuana to a Hudson Valley town: "a bold antidote to the depressing model of ersatz small-town America." -- The city of Brno may tap Kaplický as architecture advisor. -- Meanwhile, Prague still debates his library while making plans to raze a plain for culture. -- Princeton unveils big, green plans. -- An international shortlist for Birmingham New Street station (winner better have "real flair"). -- Design for new Wellington Airport to reflect the rocky coast (or is it a "giant hobbit house"?). -- Some good advice re: the legal uncertainties of green design. -- Kamin is mostly thumbs-up for new, very green synagogue that "fuses the structural, the sustainable and the spiritual into a powerful whole." -- Massive green rehab for Deutsche Bank HQ in Frankfurt. -- Former uranium foundry going for LEED Gold. -- Ethiopia taps original architect ("traced by chance" via the Internet) to restore its National Palace. -- How business can save the world. -- A photonics engineer is lighting up the world. -- Call for entries: Reinventing Brooklyn's Grand Army Plaza. -- [Note to US subscribers who took a holiday yesterday: we did post the newsletter - click on "Yesterday's News."] ----- EDITOR'S NOTE: ArchNewsNow celebrates its 6th anniversary this week...here's to many more!

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