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Today’s News - Wednesday, July 1, 2009

•   Weinstein's Words That Build Tip #16: How to balance high-speed communication with in-depth communication.

•   Preservation vs. progress: Edinburgh World Heritage Site plans halted by Unesco (will it follow Dresden's example?).

•   Indian historic architecture under pressure from builders and politicians, but a call to "change the mindset that heritage is not a liability."

•   UVA struggles with what to do with Thomas Jefferson's Rotunda: 95% of it is not his work: "We have a genuine Stanford White and destroying that for a fake Jefferson is just plain wrong."

•   New survey suggests that around 80% of residents want Robin Hood Gardens saved, and a new exhibition to keep up the pressure.

•   For a historic Dallas high school, a dispute entangles the past and future.

•   On a brighter note, BBB heads to Budapest to restore the once-grand 1905 Exchange Palace.

•   Cannell on Gehry's Rx for New Orleans: "the master goes traditional" with "his most modest plan in memory, a humble shotgun house."

•   Benetton announces winners in competition to design its outpost in Tehran: it "appears to be a very savvy bit of cultural diplomacy."

•   An "intriguing shortlist" in Oxfordshire chapel competition.

•   Discussions of Korean architecture would be incomplete without the Space Group.

•   A new vision for Toronto's Gardiner Expressway (a Canadian High Line!).

•   Is the pedestrian mall on Times Square "shoddy, sedentary and unworthy of New York" or an oasis of calm (quite amusing).

•   RIBA names new chief executive.

•   A good reason to head to Firenze next week: Beyond Media 9th International Festival for Architecture and Media.

•   Deadline extended for Architect Magazine's 1st Annual Design Review.

•   We couldn't resist: a "visual feast of some of the craziest, most ambitious ideas for buildings in the world" that will probably not be built" (in Dubai, of course).


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