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Today’s News - Friday, September 19, 2008

•   It is with a sad heart I post news of the passing of my friend and mentor, Stephen A. Kliment.

•   Carlson says if campuses want to be "in the vanguard of design and research" they should start with their buildings (Gehry's Princeton library is "not radical enough").

•   A Seattle tower built almost a decade ago is set to meet the 2030 Challenge.

•   An eyeful of Birmingham's "stunning, bold, and brave" New Street station.

•   Russell on H&deM and Koolhaas's Manhattan towers: "a welcome jolt to a skyline afflicted by luxury-living poseurs in tinted-glass and pink-brick faux historicism."

•   Heathcote finds H&deM's tower "refreshing, startling and just absurd be one of the most extraordinary" towers in NYC.

•   While there's some "exuberance and surprise" in Viñoly's Brooklyn Children's Museum, there's "not much that is daring, and too much that is dutiful."

•   Two urban experts discuss how they came up with 100-year visions for Calgary and Portland.

•   Good news (and hopefully new life) for historic Miami Marine Stadium.

•   Chicagoland Watch List notes 13 sites with shaky futures (an FLW included).

•   Study shows just because you win a competition doesn't mean you'll get to build.

•   Calls for entries: Exhibitor Magazine's Exhibit Design Awards. - And two ways to win with sustainable wood.

•   Winners all: BusinessWeek/Architectural Record Good Design is Good Business Awards. - A long shortlist for the Emirates Glass LEAF Awards.

•   Weekend diversions: Arieff takes on Bucky at the Whitney and prefab at MoMA: there's much to learn at one, and "tons of cool stuff to look at" but little to say at the other.

•   It's open doors at Open House London and Liverpool Biennial: Glancey and Rose offer their very different picks (and check out Diller Scofidio + Renfro's rotating trees!).

•   A prickly Poole ponders "Place Makers" at the Queensland Art Gallery: "contemporary architecture is excessively overindulgent."

•   Vicenza celebrates Palladio's 500th.

•   A writer obsessed with the myth of Moses.

•   "Frank Lloyd Wright's Home & Studio": a new DVD documentary and interactive tour on CD-ROM.


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