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Today's News - Friday, May 23, 2008

EDITOR'S NOTE: We will be spending Memorial Day holiday Monday digging in our garden, and will return Tuesday, May 27.
-- We lose two masters: one, a Corbusier protégé; the other, a reasoned voice in the melding of old and new.
-- Doha and Dubai leave Jacobs both in awe and depressed.
-- Boddy on the "last best hope" for a waterfront cultural complex in Vancouver.
-- Hume says it's time Toronto is given responsibility to determine its own growth.
-- In-depth: Will the crack team now on board for 2012 Athletes' Village "help lift the project out of the doldrums?"
-- Yesterday Lipton, today Baillieu on the trouble with Aussies planners in the U.K.; and the missed opportunity for the 2012 Velodrome.
-- Adjaye joins New Orleans team.
-- One solution to Buckhead library debate: developer offers to build replica somewhere else (that's gotta be one for the books!).
-- Jencks waxes metaphorically on tour of Maggie Centres.
-- Dyckhoff and others take on list of best buildings in Britain ("Scottish Parliament? Aargh").
-- Another voice joins the cry to save Robin Hood Gardens.
-- Q&A with Tigerman, who sees red re: the state of architectural education and practice today (even friends aren't spared).
-- Q&A with curators of 100% Design Shanghai: their plans and impressions of the contemporary design scene in China.
-- Weekend diversions: Hume on Doors Open Toronto.
-- A telescope that will allow New Yorkers and Londoners to wave to one another.
-- V&A offers up "one of the more unusual individuals in the history of architecture and interior design."

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