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Today's News - Friday, June 13, 2008

EDITOR'S NOTE: We're late posting (from Washington, DC) today, where a 4-hour blackout just ended (chalk it up to Friday the 13th?).
-- Big plans for a Peace Park in a small corner of Israel.
-- Hume likes what big balloons do for Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square.
-- He's less kind when it comes to the city's new street furniture.
-- King doesn't mind design for new Presidio museum - it's just in the wrong place.
-- An eyeful of the Prime Minister's Better Public Building Awards shortlist.
-- After 60 years, a no-holds-barred critique of Kiwi design by one of Wales' greatest-ever architects.
-- Weekend diversions: Rybczynski on rediscovering Saarinen.
-- Bucky at the Whitney "re-raises the question of Fuller's relevance" + a fantastic slide show.
-- Pearman's take on "Psycho Buildings" show: shows "why artists should plan our cities."
-- "Sprawl" on view in NJ doesn't "set out to prove that parts of the New Jersey landscape are ugly. But it is hard to escape that conclusion."
-- A reappraisal of Sir Basil Spence.
-- "All Night House" built overnight in Berlin.
-- Two takes on the Erector Set skyscraper at Rockefeller Center.
-- On screen: "Crude Impact" is an absolute must-see (say we). -- "Global Harbors" explores redevelopment of Baltimore's waterfront and how it became a model for clones.
-- Book review: "Oscar Niemeyer: Curves of Irreverence" is a rich historical, cultural, and aesthetic assessments of his work.

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