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Today’s News - Thursday, August 28, 2008

EDITOR′S NOTE: We′re taking a break tomorrow and Monday (Labor Day)...see you again Tuesday, September 2.

•   U.S. infrastructure is really behind the 8-ball: LePatner, Yaro, and McEntee take on what needs to be done.

•   Grassroots efforts in the U.K. beginning to convince builders to recycle construction waste.

•   Sacramento is a case study of a city moving from sprawl to smart growth - smartly.

•   Massive re-zonings in NYC may lead to more housing, but what of the people who already live those neighborhoods?

•   Calatrava′s WTC transit hub to be value engineered - yet again?

•   Ouroussoff and Russell give thumbs-up to Rudolph restoration at Yale (but both are not so kind to new addition).

•   L.A.′s Mark Taper Forum ready for its close-up now that "headache-inducing quirks" have been worked out.

•   Heathcote finds a new Danish museum "a rare and unexpected delight" and a "quiet revelation."

•   Call for entries: International competition to design the House of Arts and Culture in Beirut.

•   The Shimmer Wall of Raleigh, NC′s new convention center creates quite a buzz (in a good way).

•   New office for U.S. Fund for Unicef is tasteful, functional, and doesn′t give the impression that it was built at the expense of the people it serves.

•   Q&A with McCloud re: hosting the Stirling Prize and Castleford: "I′m only going to have to stand in front of 500 architects and say: ′Hello, I′m the guy who apparently doesn′t pay architects!"′

•   Next up on Principal Voices Design for Good: Libeskind, Head, and Sinclair.

•   Rawsthorn on Newson designing the "mini-world" interior of the superjumbo A380.

•   We couldn′t resist: the 2008 America′s Best Restroom award goes to Nashville hotel (some cool runners-up, too).


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