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Today's News - Friday, August 1, 2008

-- Design for memorial to London's 7/7 bombings unveiled.
-- Dyckhoff says "memorials are the toughest gig in architecture," but finds this one "subtle, thoughtful and reflective."
-- For those of us who have only heard about some of Detroit's gems, Hodges offers 10 cool sights (and some whoop-dee-doo architecture - the videos are worth the trip!).
-- AIA launches America's Favorite Architecture: The Movie Version (on the web).
-- Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry offers time-traveling tour through 1893's "White City."
-- "Bird's Nest: Herzog & de Meuron in China" is "must-see viewing for architecture junkies" (the downside: "it's dry in the extreme").
-- A "joyful current flows through" "Man on a Wire," documenting Philippe Petit and his merry band of outlaws atop the World Trade Center.
-- Q&A with French bridge master Virlogeux at The Building Centre's "Span" opening: "I don't use any computer at all - just a little calculator, just like one you would use for college."
-- Ouroussoff finds "Between Earth and Heaven" "makes a strong case that Lautner's legacy has been curiously underestimated."
-- Mack (we're glad she's back) says "Design for the Other 90%" at the Walker Art Center showcases a "hopeful side" to global problems.
-- "Home Delivery" offers "glimpse of our pre-fabulous future" (now if only the politicians would pay attention).
-- Bucky's "humanitarian approach to the good life is on poignant display" at the Whitney, and shows how much "we are still behind the curve."
-- "Utopia/Dystopia" at the National Gallery of Canada "pinpoints the fault-lines and fissures in the architectural history of our time."
-- Coming to Chicago: "Rising from the Ashes: Furniture From Lost Trees" makes lemonade out of lemons.
-- Page turners: Gordon's "Spaced Out" puts the 1960s "architectural efforts, good and bad, into current context." -- Glancey is intrigued by the story of a curmudgeonly eccentric.
-- We couldn't resist: an eyeful of gravity-defying houses.

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