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Today’s News - Wednesday, August 20, 2008

•   London’s Architecture Foundation announces a new director.

•   Five U.S. cities making headway out of urban doldrums despite dismal market.

•   Dunlop disses plans for big-box store in Miami’s new cultural district.

•   A look at the "new wave or architectural thinkers" thinking differently about green buildings.

•   Beijing’s Water Cube as an example of how bubble wrap (a.k.a. ETFE) could how we build buildings in the future.

•   NYC mayor wants to power up the city with wind and water turbines.

•   A call for Canada to establish its own National Heritage Trust (there’s more than just preservation in mind).

•   Plans afoot to save and recycle a 1903 grain elevator in Montreal: museum, casino, or even a vertical farm.

•   New life for old beer bottles: Bottlestop bus shelter.

•   No images yet for Myers’ Orlando arts center, but lots of speculation in his inspiration (he loves alligators).

•   Voelz Chandler draws up a list of Denver’s must-see sights (the good and bad) for visiting Democratic delegates (and everyone else).

•   Kennicott’s gives thumbs-up to MoMA’s "Home Delivery": it raises the question: does prefab turn out to be just another designer accessory...supposedly a gift for the many, [but] really just a prize for the few?"

•   Grima on why the Whitney’s Bucky show is so timely.

•   Sundance Channel pairs two "Iconoclasts" both named Cameron (as in Diaz and Sinclair).


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