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Today's News - Monday, June 23, 2008

-- ArcSpace brings us Foster's Copenhagen Elephant House, and Hadid's Guggenheim Hermitage Museum in Lithuania.
-- Why there probably won't be a Guggenheim in Guadalajara.
-- Pogrebin probes the ethical debate re: architects working for autocrats.
-- Goldberger ponders Beijing's new architecture: "has gone in one generation from emanating an ancient spirit to feeling like Houston."
-- Heathcote Arabia via Vegas (with a touch of Disney): the "lingering insecurity about identity and place is proving one of the most enthralling features of the ongoing explosion."
-- Next Gen20 could be the turning point for Taiwanese architecture.
-- Does Malaysia have an architectural identity? Yes, says Tajuddin, but as things stand now, it's the wrong one.
-- Booth reveals the bitter row over BBC's revamp.
-- Ferguson minces no words about what he thinks of Viñoly's Battersea Power Station plans.
-- Hume sees civic cowardice in "backward" Gardiner Expressway plan.
-- Two takes re: Rudolph's Riverside High (both with a touch of optimism).
-- High hopes for Hoboken (once "density" stops being a dirty word).
-- H&deM tapped for new museum in Calcutta.
-- Two "paragons of the avant-garde" tapped for Burnham Plan centennial pavilions in Chicago: how they "will come to terms with a committed classicist is anybody's guess," says Kamin.
-- A look at how Heathrow's Terminal 5 is faring (the elevators are cool - if you can find them).
-- Campbell finds Ando's Clark Institute gallery "a wonderful piece of architecture" and "worth the climb."
-- Sydney might finally be catching on to green roofs.
-- A LEED-certified home might be "a Prada label for some, for others, it is a prickly hair shirt."

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