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Today’s News - Friday, September 12, 2008

•   Heathcote offers a "depressing tale of what might have been" a visionary project in Budapest.

•   Survey shows gap between international design practices and construction realities in India.

•   Jenkins on UNESCO's threat to list U.K. treasures as endangered: "the rebuke is merited."

•   Perhaps it's time to revisit Arcosanti for its "lessons of density, energy conservation, and self-reliance."

•   Does traditional architecture still have a place in Britain? A yes and a no.

•   More info (and more pix) of Snøhetta's scaled-back pavilion at Ground Zero.

•   Koolhaas lands on Madison Ave.

•   Public input sought on two bridge proposals for Sunderland, U.K. (looks like a no-brainer to us).

•   An eyeful of 2008 DesignShare Awards for learning environments.

•   NEA Chairman Dana Gioia stepping down; heading to the Aspen Institute (and poetry).

•   Weekend diversions: Baillieu says the Venice Biennale "has become a sad reflection of the state architecture is in" (but it is fun).

•   London Design Festival launches tomorrow.

•   Saarinen's "killer curves" take over Minneapolis.

•   Heathcote finds "Design Cities" an "intriguing premise but a little too glib (Sudjic's new book is better).

•   Page turners: "Oscar Niemeyer: Curves of Irreverence" should convince all but his most resolute detractors.

•   "Intersection: Sidewalks and Public Space" picks up where Jane Jacobs left off.

•   New architecture guides to London and Columbus.

•   "The Museum" documentary about the ROM renovation finds Libeskind an enigma, and Thorsell "the man who got something big and controversial built in a city that hates to commit."


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