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Today's News - Tuesday, May 27, 2008

-- ArcSpace brings us Libeskind in Kentucky, and Ehrlich in L.A.
-- Goldberger on Beijing's spectacular (and not-so-spectacular) Olympic architecture: "driven by image, not by sensitive urban planning."
-- Cheek finds "urban bland" instead of a promising "edgy attitude" in new Seattle neighborhood (at least it's pedestrian friendly - for now).
-- Sydney finally getting a mixed-use development the gets it right.
-- Kansas City's Power & Light District is "an urban-design standout" and a model for building pedestrian-friendly places.
-- London looking at buildings' surplus power to cool the subways ('er - underground).
-- A Nouvel skyscraper wins in Paris.
-- NYC may have to pick a replacement for the city's ugliest skyscraper.
-- London's 2012 stadium may move to Chicago in time for 2016.
-- Meanwhile, the 2012 Velodrome may ditch timber for steel (not all are pleased).
-- Campbell offers a new perspective on Boston's Brutalist City Hall: "Ugly people can be great. So can ugly buildings."
-- Has English Heritage bowed to political pressure on Robin Hood Gardens? One yea, one nay.
-- Philip Johnson's "little jewel box" still facing possible demolition.
-- Two brighter notes: The outlook for Rudolph's A+A building at Yale is anything but bleak. -- The market heats up for Frank Lloyd Wright.
-- Hawthorne on Huntington Art Gallery restoration: "stands out as a thoughtful alternative to high-design gigantism."
-- King joins Libeskind on a visit to his S.F. Jewish Museum.
-- Makovsky on the singular body of work by Hawaii's Ossipoff.
-- Winners all: NZIA Resene Supreme Awards, and Canada's 2008 National Urban Design Awards.

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