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Today's News - Thursday, June 19, 2008

-- An in-depth look at the battle for Paris's skyline.
-- A long look at Krier re: New Urbanism, Modernist vandals, and "polypolis" (he's very polite, too).
-- Scottish architects fear having to take a back-seat role in revision of planning policies.
-- British engineers cheer as RIBA changes its tune re: bridge competition (oh - buildability is now the one of the three main criteria - what a concept!).
-- Delhi's architectural face: the good, the bad, and the ugly.
-- A profile of Plowden, the powerhouse behind big plans for renewal in South Yorkshire suburbs.
-- More on SHoP's South Street Seaport scheme (pix included).
-- Gardner on Rudolph's A&A revival by Gwathmey: it "will be far more amenable to human habitation than it has ever been before."
-- Bernstein on the long-overdue restoration of Holl/ Acconci's once-temporary façade.
-- Rose on The Public, Alsop's new "fun palace": the architect thinks it's the best thing he's ever done (and link to lots of pix that prove it).
-- Victoria, BC, to get architecture considered a "piece of modern art" (but is the city ready for it?).
-- MIT's Digital Water Pavilion debuts in Zaragoza, Spain, today (revisit ANN, July 12, '07 feature, too).
-- Szenasy, eloquent as ever, challenges the Class of '08 to go forth with world-changing ideas and "to form creative collaborations that reach farther and deeper than we've seen before" (we should all take heed).
-- An unusual paring takes the "next big step in sustainable design."
-- Calls for entries: Spark Awards 2008; Red Hook Bicycle Master Plan Design Competition; and Rafael Viñoly Architects Grants for Research in Architecture.

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