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Today’s News - Wednesday, July 15, 2009

•   Pearman and Etherington-Smith offer pro-Rogers and pro-Prince arguments re: Chelsea Barracks (per Pearman: "being anti-Charles does not mean that I am full of praise for the Rogers design").

•   The prince and the SPAB preface: read what he wrote and what replaced it.

•   Gallagher on the preservation war in Detroit: "the debate over saving or razing historic buildings is reaching a new pitch."

•   Very good news (hopefully) for the Richardson Olmsted Complex in Buffalo.

•   Piano's plans for the entrance of Valletta are "a great improvement" over those he presented 20 years ago - from a heritage point of view.

•   A movement brewing to preserve Paul R. Williams' Rancho Palos Verdes neighborhood.

•   Saffron cheers replacing highway cobra lights with the "cozy luster of pedestrian-scaled sidewalk lamps" on some Philly streets, but "in these hard times, it's not getting any easier for neighborhoods to rage against the darkness."

•   Public art along Seattle's new Link Light Rail is making a big splash (with only "one or two misfires").

•   King on the Rising Tide competition winners: "the jury favored large concepts over focused responses"; the problem: they're "not likely to appear on any state agency's line-item budget anytime soon" + an eyeful of the winning proposals.

•   H+deM's bird's nest wins Lubetkin Prize as the best building outside Europe.

•   U.Va. students design and build the "Learning Barge," a floating environmental classroom for the Elizabeth River in eastern Virginia.

•   Rose and Hodder talk salaries (or lack thereof) and skylines with Manchester School of Architecture students.

•   Memphis Regional Design Center is on a mission to curb sprawl.

•   Spillis Candela, "once the mightiest name in Miami architecture," changes its moniker - but the talent remains (we just thought this was sorta sad).

•   Call for presentations/sessions for next May's CNU 18: "New Urbanism: Rx for Healthy Places."

•   We couldn't resist: an eyeful of the Top 10 comic book cities, where "Mister X looks like Le Corbusier on crack."


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