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Today’s News - Wednesday, November 19, 2008

•   Heathcote on how malls have taken over the world - and how architects could change things to "an architecture suited to a recession."

•   Peter Hall minces now words about how critics are missing the point about MAD: "at the very least, Cloepfil turned a dead, frilly box into a working building, and not without panache."

•   Jacobs waxes poetic about the happy ending to the Columbus Circle saga.

•   Russell gives thumbs-up to Gehry's AGO, ears and all.

•   Rosenbaum on Kimbell Museum plans to plop Piano on its front lawn (there's still hope for Frisbee players and dog walkers).

•   He said he wouldn't, now he will: Broad decided to build his own museum not far from new LACMA bearing his name.

•   Kamin reports on Indianapolis Museum of Art plans to acquire Saarinen's landmark Miller house.

•   Edinburgh breathes a sigh of relief: its UNESCO heritage status secured (with some reservations).

•   Freed/Pei's Silver Towers (and 6 others) garner NYC landmark status.

•   But it's back to the drawing board for SHoP's South Street Seaport redevelopment.

•   Campbell coos over Chestnut Hill Pumping Stations restoration/reuse: "The good news is that at least we've got enough sense to preserve what we have."

•   Behnisch Architekten + Ayers/Saint/Gross win University of Baltimore law school.

•   It's finally official (with fresh rendering): Rogers Stirk Harbour's 42-story tower atop the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan.

•   Anderton in a lively conversation with Adjaye et al. re: What does having metropolitan President Obama mean for architecture and design?

•   Dietsch has a lively conversation with HOK's Bill Hellmuth, who's "on top of the world."

•   Call for entries: ICFF Studio; and deadline reminder: MIPIM/Architectural Review Future Project Awards 09 (due Friday!).


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