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Today's News - Wednesday, June 25, 2008

-- Glancey and Greer mince no words about what's wrong with U.K.'s eco-town plans: "will end up more of a rural ghetto than some 21st-century Florentine dream."
-- Jacobs at Ground Zero: "as the concrete hardens, I can almost see the banality setting in."
-- The demise of suburbia and a re-focus on reviving downtowns as energy costs rise.
-- Holl's Beijing Linked Hybrid: an "architectural maverick has certainly pushed the design envelope to its very limit," but carries "isolationist overtones."
-- Big plans for the spinning, green "Dynamic Tower" in Dubai and Moscow (and NYC?) by an architect with a "meager" design portfolio.
-- Speaking of spinning, 55°Time Dubai will be a "precision 'timepiece building' powered by the sun," turning 360-degrees in seven days.
-- Another look at landmark architecture under flood waters in Iowa.
-- Nashville picks team for new $595 million convention center.
-- Redrawn plans for NYC's Domino Sugar plant is "rougher around the edges" - and that pleases landmarks commission.
-- A Russian "gingerbread village" defends its architectural heritage that is "as charming as it is unexpected."
-- A lively conversation with "the falls guy" Olafur Eliasson.
-- Translating Vancouverism for Londoners was no mean feat.
-- Starck takes on reality TV for BBC.
-- Eames stamps delight design junkies.

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