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Today’s News - Monday, August 25, 2008

•   End-of-summer fun in San Francisco with bushels of architects working fast for Slow Food Nation fete; and the city′s 5th Annual Architecture and the City Festival.

•   An interesting look at how many Olympic star buildings have turned into expensive burdens to host cities (take heed, London).

•   Kuhne waxes almost poetic about his $132 billion City of Silk in Kuwait.

•   Heathcote hits the nail on the head about what′s going on with NYC′s skyline.

•   Who isn′t working on a Manhattan tower you′ve probably never heard of (except by accident - literally).

•   Brooklyn not getting a Gehry (a surprise to him); it′s all in Hardy′s hands now.

•   Barton Meyers (finally) unveils his performing arts center in Orlando.

•   Pro bono architectural efforts are "making some of the boldest statements in urban design today" (and proving doing good can be good for business)

•   Mays takes a look at young Toronto architects′ Living Steel winning design for sustainable, affordable housing - and likes what he sees.

•   Plans for Saarinen′s U.S. embassy in London still in limbo.

•   A Corbu center to open in Chandigarh.

•   Hawthorne revisits his reviews and has no regrets.

•   Rose tracks down Soleri at Arcosanti (no, it′s not a utopia).

•   Ouroussoff tracks down Lebbeus Woods (the loneliest architect on the planet?).

•   Heathcote pays tribute to an almost forgotten British master of Brutalism.

•   66 winners take 2008 American Architecture Awards.


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