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Today’s News - Monday, September 22, 2008

•   ArcSpace brings us Piano in San Francisco and Viñoly in Brooklyn.

•   King is captivated by Piano's "captivating addition to the city."

•   Five visions vie for NYC's Hudson Yards grand boulevard.

•   Rochon x 2: she finds magic in WaveDeck on Toronto's waterfront. - And she wonders if Ground Zero memorial will really be built (Arad is hopeful).

•   Plans put forth to close Heathrow and build a new airport on man-made "'Boris Island" in the Thames.

•   The curtain rises on Zecchetto's new performing arts center for "culture-craving Westsiders."

•   Woodman finds a U.K. craft center could change minds about concrete "as a bleakly anonymous material" - here it's anything but.

•   RIAI advises Irish architectural graduates to seek work abroad.

•   On the green front: In Montreal, a renovated historic building introduces green principles "in a manner that is as unpretentious as its context."

•   In New Orleans, green building standards are not always the worthy option.

•   In Tennessee, the rapid evolution of sustainable design has its good and bad points (a big plus: "an emphasis on substance trumping style in architecture").

•   One of the most in-depth reports we've seen on the benefits of green walls and roofs.

•   Landscape architects suggest a radical solution to creating healthy ecosystems out of polluted landscapes.

•   Flint, Michigan, wants to illuminate the night with lighting powered by urban wind turbines.

•   Islington, U.K., will buy you a bike if you give up your car.

•   Winners all: Paraguayan architect Solano Benitez wins the first £50,000 BSI Swiss Architectural Award. - 114 projects win Chicago Athenaeum's 2008 International Architecture Awards. - 20+10+X World Architecture Community Award winners.

•   Voting starts today for Cooper-Hewitt's 2008 People's Design Award.

•   How could we resist: Gehry roofs around the world to be stages for dancers (and a video to prove it).


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