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Today's News - Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Starchitects + urban planning = a new form of urbanism? -- Developers in India hear ka-ching when they hire foreign architects. -- A call for Hong Kong to stop playing it safe. -- Russell sees Oregon's property-rights battle as "a cautionary tale for environmentalists" everywhere. -- Brooklynites battle over waterfront vistas. -- NYC issues RFP for Hudson Yards park, boulevard, and streetscape (developer for the big picture should be named tomorrow). -- Sydney's extreme makeover a grand vision to be greener and sleeker. -- Architectural do-overs at Yale prove mistakes can be corrected. -- Eco-town worksheets should "overturn conventional thinking on infrastructure." -- Plans to turn Colorado's trash into a cash-crop of environmentally friendly construction materials. -- Wind, water, and sun to power Germany's Reichstag. -- In Chicago, sentimentality is not the issue in the design for one of the world's largest homeless shelters. -- Campbell finds modesty creates a "near-perfect building" for a Boston residence and service center for the homeless. -- An eyeful of Gehry's "highly articulated, chaotic" Serpentine Pavilion. -- Glancey sings high praise for a new music school that is "quietly brilliant" and "proof that suburbia can adopt modern architecture to its benefit." -- Utzon's interior vision for Sydney Opera House (and more on proposal to build another). -- Beijing's infatuation with architectural nicknames. -- We couldn't resist: Last chance to vote for your favorite iconic landmark in the Middle East (no architects named, but great video and pix).

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