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Today’s News - Tuesday, July 7, 2009

•   We lose Bernard Zimmerman, who "will be best remembered as the conscience of his profession."

•   A review of London's "particularly poignant" 7/7 Memorial, which opens today.

•   Ouroussoff sees much more at stake if Kurokawa's 1972 Nakagin Capsule Tower is allowed to be demolished: "This is not only an architectural tragedy, it is also a distortion of history."

•   New homes in a New Orleans neighborhood show a "gutsy individuality" - a.k.a. "Post-Katrina Eclectic"; architects critique (judging from the pix, there are some goodies - and some groaners).

•   King looks at three teams' visions for "collateral damage from the recession": vacant lots.

•   The profession of the future: landscape architecture.

•   Of Fisher's museum plans for the Presidio and the "sheer venom" of the NIMBY crowd: "No wonder he pulled the plug on the project."

•   Pei's National Gallery East Building façade is getting an $85 million overhaul.

•   Gardner on Gwathmey's "best recent work in New York": Soho Mews possesses "an undeniable dignity."

•   The new Beirut Art Center in a former factory is now "a popular destination for Beirutis, tourists and critics across Lebanon."

•   A most intruiging look at what life was like living in Koenig's Case Study House No. 22 (and did he really design it?).

•   Despite the economy, "interest in sustainability is at an all-time high" (it's good to have LEED after your name on a resumé).

•   ENR's Top 100 Green Design Firms.

•   A sustainable design survey calls out who architects cite as role models.

•   Getting serious about urban farming: in NYC, a massive rooftop vegetable garden, and Milwaukee's Growing Power "is an agricultural Mumbai."

•   Australia's National Portrait Gallery takes top prizes.

•   Call for entries: international competition to redesign Abbey Green in Barking, East London.


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