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Today's News - Wednesday, July 16, 2008

-- Glancey glowers about "bad-tempered, secretive and ill-mannered" treatment Hadid is getting re: her Olympics aquatic center.
-- Pearman sits down with a "prickly" Gehry in Provence (quite amusing).
-- Nobel on a "daring" new building on the High Line "by one of our quietly great firms" ("Polshek? Polshek!").
-- Gardner gushes over a "daring" tower on NYC's Madison Square Park (and hopes Koolhaas's neighboring project ends up looking this good).
-- King offers guidelines for graceful garages, and looks at some that make him smile (and one that makes him wince).
-- In NYC, Schwartz offers a solution to St. Vincent's Hospital for saving Ledner's O'Toole Building.
-- Bath, U.K.'s Heritage Site status in hot water with UNESCO for "something akin to a massive Soviet-era housing project."
-- Schumacher likes the idea of a makeover for Milwaukee's Cathedral Square, but warns "quiet metaphor will speak more potently than literalism."
-- wHY tapped for a grren Tyler Museum Of Art in Texas.
-- Beha and Wheelock tapped for re-do of Volk's 1957 Royal Poinciana Plaza in Palm Beach.
-- A small(ish) Canadian firm gets a big slice of the Dubai pie.
-- Colleagues and admirers discuss the "Fuller Effect."
-- Gorlin digs deep into the relationship between Kabbalah and architecture.
-- A Toronto church brings the sun indoors: "What we are looking at is stained glass on a cosmic scale."
-- A Greenwich Village church strips off its "daringly modern facade" to expose its 19th-century precursor.
-- AIA's semi-annual Consensus Construction Forecast doesn't bode well for '09.
-- Calls for entries: Arch Record's Design Vanguard 2008; and a 21st century Routemaster (instead of "bendy buses") for London.

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