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Today’s News - Friday, November 14, 2008

•   Bad news first (it does get better): Five major business trends that may help forecast the future of the profession in a down economy.

•   RIBA's recession strategy gets a mixed reaction. - Baillieu says "it's simply not enough."

•   Kamin has high hopes that Obama's new Office of Urban Policy will bring architects to the table.

•   Glancey's take: "After the Dubya years, this genuine interest in architecture comes as a pleasant shock."

•   A "high-rise renaissance" in South Africa - with caveat to balance "the desire for icons with good sense."

•   Weekend diversions: Hume has more to say re: Gehry's AGO: "Not only is the building casually though profoundly brilliant," it could "help Torontonians understand that their city does have the capacity for greatness."

•   The master himself is pleased, though he'd to "go back and do a few things" if the money was there.

•   Hail Yale: an eyewitness report on the opening celebration of Paul Rudolph Hall.

•   The Rudolph exhibit "reveals his concern for existing structures and his respect for both the past and future."

•   Stern has certainly left his mark on Yale; yet for the future: "We don't expect another Rudolph Hall, though we hope for something beyond the suburban sumptuousness for which he is known."

•   Q&A: Scully talks Rudolph, art history.

•   Glancey's tome "Lost Buildings" is a "strong architectural argument about our lack of appreciation for great buildings until it is too late."

•   "Lutyens & the Great War" may be "moving," but lacks "architectural discussion or criticism."

•   Mays on a new video offering an artful, ground-level view of a transforming city.

•   In Miami, a dance troupe creates "a dizzying number of conceptual links between solid and moving architecture."

•   We couldn't resist: Google Earth recreates Rome circa A.D. 320.


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