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Today’s News - Tuesday, November 25, 2008

•   Ouroussoff has high praise for Ito's Berkeley museum design (and high hopes that it actually gets built).

•   Glancey on Libya's "bold move" to build a Museum of Conflict.

•   Cooke falls for the charms of a Brutalist housing estate (too bad Robin Hood Gardens doesn't match up).

•   There's a Paul Rudolph housing crisis as the Rudolph Foundation flounders.

•   An in-depth (and engaging) look at how Corner' Fresh Kills Park will have "the power to change the way we see the past and the future" of NYC.

•   Big plans to transform L.A.'s industrial waterfront - but is it enough (or too Disney-esque?).

•   Ferrari claims increased productivity and lower energy costs recoup the extra cost of hiring a stable starchitects.

•   Plan for Philadelphia's tallest tower nears approval - and draws ire (but will it actually be built?).

•   An eyeful of Calatrava's light-filled WTC transit hub galleria - before it's decked over.

•   A boutique hotel chain for the 'burbs: part prefab, part craft.

•   A homeless hostel in Berlin named "Most Beautiful Homeless Shelter in the World" (there's already one in Moscow, and another planned for NYC).

•   Debating the green building premium: USGBC study shows it costs less than you think; others disagree.

•   NYC gets its first "green" nightclub (great pix).

•   Guggenheim names Van Der Leer as Assistant Curator of Architecture and Design as it gears up for 50th anniversary and big FLW show.

•   Winners all: U.K.'s 2008 Building Sustainability Awards. - Chicago Architecture Foundation's annual Patron of the Year awards.

•   One we couldn't resist: a solar powered submarine for underwater tours.


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