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Today’s News - Tuesday, November 11, 2008

•   Rochon is positively rapturous about Gehry's AGO.

•   Take 2: "as the architectural equivalent of an accomplished essayist."

•   Kamin positively coos over Rudolph restoration at Yale (not so much the addition).

•   Plans for the greenest building on the West Coast hits a snag (at 10 stories, it's too tall).

•   In Louisville, a bump in the road for REX's Museum Tower, and an "eccentric" shortlist for Speed Art Museum expansion.

•   Chipperfield's St. Louis Art Museum hits the rocks; his consolation prize? Zurich's Museum of Modern Art.

•   Green firms see bright future in dark times.

•   Russell finds a silver - and green - lining when the dust settles from the mortgage crash (good-bye and good riddance to the "American Dream on steroids").

•   Another bright note: architects find the design-build model "goes a long way towards making architecture affordable."

•   A call for Austin to follow Phoenix and Seattle models in choosing the city's central library architect.

•   Bayley visits a new, "fabulously designed" Paris hotel that offers "a strange, edgy democracy to a new species of international road warrior."

•   CABE pulls UK out of Europan 10.

•   On this Veterans Day: Maya Lin: "once inspired by a war, now by the land"; the Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial is "a masterpiece of design and mathematics."

•   Odd tale of Islamabad monument: is it being demolished or refurbished? (depends on which official you ask).

•   Call for proposals: Montréal Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium.

•   An eyeful of the 2008 Building for Life Award winners.

•   Kamin says winners of Chicago's high-speed rail station design competition "should generate healthy discussion" even if not built.

•   NYT's Winter 2008 Style Magazine: plan to spend some time...



  


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