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Today's News - Tuesday, July 29, 2008

-- The greatest game of one-upmanship: an eyeful of Dubai's skyline growing ever higher.
-- McDougall dreams of a new Adelaide.
-- Peirce discusses the future of cities and suburbs (and other things).
-- Fraser offers an urban potpourri from Johannesburg.
-- Kamin on Block 37's broadcast screen: "it's "too small and awkwardly placed" (too bad CBS opted for its own thing instead of architect's suggestions).
-- Preservationists not at all pleased with British Museum expansion plans (least of all, it seems, with the architect).
-- Hawthorne on L.A.'s Mark Taper Forum makeover: nice, but choice of architect was "a recipe for aesthetic overload."
-- Koolhaas wanders Glasgow checking sites for his first Maggie's Centre (and his only, says he).
-- Beijing's last-minute beautification plans include walling off eyesores (let's not even get into the city's air quality).
-- Barnes Foundation picks Olin to landscape new home on Philly's Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
-- 224 buildings from 43 countries make World Architecture Festival Awards shortlist (who isn't on it?).
-- 2008 Queensland Architecture Awards led by education and research buildings.
-- Princeton Review's "The Best 368 Colleges" now ranks the greenest campuses (along with best at partying).
-- Calls for entries: SBIC 2008 Beyond Green High-Performance Building Awards. -- RFP for AIA Sustainable Design Assessment Teams. -- XVI Quito Pan-American Architecture Biennale International Competition. -- IDS 09 Prototype Competition/Exhibition.
-- We couldn't resist: Zaha Take 1: her recyclable shoe design is "ideal for vegans, environmentalists - and architects." -- Take 2: "stick to the day job."

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