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Today’s News - Friday, September 26, 2008

•   Hitting the road: An initiative to replace aging urban highways with boulevards; a Top 10 list of the most deserving to be torn down (and what could go up in their place).

•   NYC's Broadway Boulevard and other urban initiatives to spur efforts to make walking or bike riding safer and more appealing (not all are pleased).

•   Cities rethinking parking requirements that date back to the 1950s.

•   Ouroussoff finds disappointment in Cloepfil's Museum of Arts and Design: "poorly detailed and lacking in confidence...a victory only for people who favor the safe and inoffensive" (terrific multi-media included).

•   Calys sees the light in SOM's Christ the Light Cathedral.

•   New pix of Foster's spaceport in the New Mexico desert.

•   H&deM plan a 50-story pyramid to pierce Paris skyline (pix included).

•   Six compete to design Weston Super Mare's burnt-out Grand Pier.

•   A South African firm wins the first $100,000 Curry Stone humanitarian design prize for it's 10X10 houses (great pix!).

•   Weekend diversions: two page-turners: Alastair Gordon's ""Naked Airport" looks at the "tragicomic distinction between the airport as (sometimes) designed...and as used"; and "Politics at the Airport" explores airports post-9/11.

•   We couldn't resist thoughtful and eloquent takes on the V&A's "Cold War Modern" by Heathcote, Dyckhoff, Rawsthorn, and Hatherley.

•   Corbu on view in Zurich and Liverpool.

•   Hawaii's "Mad Russian" (a.k.a. Ossipoff) at Yale.

•   Amery strolls Vicenza to find the true Palladio: "style guru, social climber, PR master."



  


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