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Today’s News - Friday, May 29, 2009

•   Cornell's Milstein Hall by OMA: on again, off again...now on again (sans parking).

•   A progress report on the U.S. government's Green the Capitol campaign (green roofs in its future?).

•   Buildings recycled to green: a former Bronx convent to become mixed-use senior housing; and a Brooklyn mattress factory to become Passive House cohousing.

•   What could be one of North America's greenest buildings opens in St. Louis today.

•   Crosbie sees promise in "an experiment in planning" to connect placemaking and sustainability.

•   A derelict district in Yakima, WA, to be one of the state's first LEED ND projects.

•   Montreal Symphony Orchestra unveils design for its new home.

•   Kamin on Chicago's newest boutique hotel: "a bolt of urban energy for State Street" (says the architect: "girls design towers differently than the boys; their buildings are less muscular and more playful"

•   h-m-m).

•   King on SPUR's new home, opening today: "a tranquil presence on Mission Street."

•   Weekend diversions: Campbell and Russell on FLW show at the Guggenheim: it might be "flawed," but "there's still a lot to like"; it shows off the master's "messy genius," but unfortunately, "highlights every shortcoming of the Guggenheim itself."

•   Four Rotterdam museums take on "Brazil Contemporary."

•   Henry Moore Foundation showcases public art proposals that never made it off the drawing board.

•   "Public Art New York" goes well beyond the traditional monuments and murals.

•   "Building Happiness: Architecture to Make You Smile " is much more skeptical of architecture's ability to make us happy than de Botton's tome.

•   Hatherley 's "Militant Modernism" is a "sparky, polemical and ferociously learned book."

•   "The Architecture of Demas Nwoko" is a "tour de force" documenting the history of Nigerian urban building culture and architecture.

•   Weinstein on books about signage that are guides "to the quizzical, the hilarious, and the sophisticated science behind their creation."

•   The High Line gets Sundance Channel treatment.

•   AJ100 follow-up: lots of interviews, profiles.

•   We couldn't resist: "Ferris Bueller" house can be yours for $2.3 million (red Ferrari not included).



  


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