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Today's News - Wednesday, July 2, 2008

-- Let's get the bad news over first: The wings of Calatrava's WTC transit hub are being clipped (is anyone really surprised?).
-- Rogers takes English Heritage to task over Robin Hood Gardens decision.
-- Some happier notes: Kamin finds a once-threatened Saarinen gem "expertly recycled," and given new life through "enlightened vision and architectural modesty."
-- Things are looking up for Candela's "long-neglected but architecturally dazzling" Miami Marine Stadium.
-- A "second skin" will give RMIT Design Hub a "second skin'' of shimmering glass cells to light up Melbourne.
-- A sprawling bank HQ is impressively green.
-- A young Philadelphia architect wins competition to transform a run-down neighborhood that will "add a zip of flair to the zing of responsible design in affordable housing."
-- A master of green design calls for the world to "consider more eco-tourism and less ego-tourism."
-- Let's hope a massive tourist development in Queensland is as environmentally responsible as it claims it will be.
-- USGBC to outsource LEED certification.
-- Cern leaves Glancey in awe: "this extreme expression of modern science may be the most spiritual structure of our time."
-- Gehry to get the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at this year's Venice Bienniale.
-- Dyckhoff spends some serious time with Nouvel: "Even architecturally xenophobic Britain has belatedly fallen for his charms."
-- Kaplan on architectural education ("architecture is easy; being relevant is hard"), and the upbeat mood of LA developers.
-- Denver taps Diamond + Schmitt/ Oz Architecture team for concert hall overhaul (click Yesterday's News to see who else was in the running).
-- H&deM take Manhattan again (with a Kapoor thrown in for good measure).
-- An eyeful of Escher-GuneWardena, "John Lautner's architectural heirs."
-- Seven shortlisted in Urban Splash Walsall competition.
-- Winners all: Jurors impressed by winners Living Steel sustainable housing competition. -- LA firm wins competition to design LA Forum's new home.

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