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Today’s News - Monday, September 15, 2008

•   ArcSpace brings us H&deM in Miami and Mecanoo in Nijmegen.

•   Ouroussoff reflects on New Orleans and China - and America's missed opportunity.

•   Nadel issues a call to "press forward with visionary and pragmatic initiatives" in the face of terrorism, hurricanes, and climate-change challenges.

•   Kamin has high hopes for the newly formed Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, and sees "a golden opportunity" to finish key aspects of the Burnham Plan (ed: see below for cool international competition).

•   Hume sees Toronto's new waterfront WaveDeck as "a useful source of delight" that "hints powerfully at the sort of change that's possible."

•   In a higher education building boom, Ohio has billions-worth of projects on boards.

•   A call to "encourage Robert Stern not to forsake imagination in the name of tradition" at Yale.

•   Davidson says two Manhattan towers by H&deM and Koolhaas "give us a taste of the architectural delirium we crave."

•   Gardner finds the H&deM tower an inspired fantastical form.

•   A South African architect builds a 'White House' for Rwanda to be the first completely eco-friendly executive building in the world.

•   Alan Dunlop on the Venice Biennale and why he's heading to Barcelona instead.

•   French teams take top honors in Reinventing Grand Army Plaza ideas competition for Brooklyn.

•   Farnsworth House under water - again.

•   October 4: DOCOMOMO US Modern Architecture Tour Day across the country.

•   Calls for entries: Design concepts for Eisenhower monument in Washington, D.C. - Chicago Architectural Club Burnham Prize: Union Station 2020. - The Carbuncle Cup 2008: nominate your most hated building in the UK.


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