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Today’s News - Monday, November 24, 2008

•   ArcSpace takes us to Korea and The Netherlands.

•   ULI report: London, New York still lead, but other global cities are nipping at their heels.

•   Bayley's silver lining in economic crisis? It could "herald a new era of more considerate architecture" as "godless architectural experimentation has been turned into a graveyard of the architecture of greed."

•   Some firms fear tried-and-true methods of surviving a tanking economy "will fall short as the economy craters."

•   Could the current economic crisis teach Czech businesses to have a better attitude toward the environment?

•   Foster's Russia Tower is another victim (or not, depending on whom you talk to).

•   Rose on how Dubai's "fantasy skyline" is tumbling to earth" (or not, depending on whom you talk to).

•   Rybczynski takes on buildings that try too hard to be icons: "the Bilbao effect has not proved easy to replicate...iconic buildings don't have to be great architecture."

•   Ouroussoff finds Pei's new museum in Qatar "an art museum of imposing simplicity" (it looks perfectly iconic to us).

•   King has high hopes that it is the beginning of a fresh chapter - and not a finale - in saga of Fisher's Presidio museum plans.

•   Goldberger offers high praise - and suggestions - for "lucky" Portland.

•   Renovating the U.N., with hints of green.

•   Kamin looks even deeper into his long love/hate relationship with Rudolph's A+A - and has a revelation.

•   Cheek gives (mostly) thumbs-up to Indianapolis International Airport's new terminal.

•   FIU's new Frost Art Museum is a "high-tech architectural jewel" (very green and hurricane-proof, too).

•   University of Chicago picks architects for Laboratory Schools expansion project.

•   Cooper-Hewitt's Paul Thompson heads to London's Royal College of Art (a surprise pick to some; shortlist even more surprising).

•   Rumors roiling re: AR's Paul Finch ("this may be but the first tremor in the world of British design pubs").


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