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Today’s News - Tuesday, July 28, 2009

•   More on the sad state of Russia's architectural treasures "being subjected to such devastation for the sake of earning a fast megabuck."

•   A California firm at the helm of plans for green "Millennium City" planned for Ghana's shores.

•   A re-thinking of airport design where the arrival experience will trump the departure sequence and terminals will be smaller, greener, and less expensive.

•   Moore ponders why a Stirling nominee is "the exception rather than the rule when it comes to medical facilities...It is thoughtful and clear-headed and humane" (what a concept!).

•   Hume cheers an extreme library makeover where the architects have "acquitted themselves brilliantly," creating an ivory tower that has been "opened up, plugged in and de-ivoried."

•   A new architectural system that "might give a city a touch of that post-apocalyptic, nature-reclaims-city look" (and that's a good thing).

•   A Manhattan post office distribution center turns a "tar- and stone-covered no-man's land" into one of the largest green roofs in the city (employees welcome).

•   San Francisco's Presidio gets a museum after all - this one to celebrate Uncle Walt (and nary a protester in sight).

•   A digital Museum of Afghan Civilization by Yona Friedman soon to be just a click away.

•   Paris's La Maison de Verre is still a work in progress (and only architects and architecture students may visit).

•   In a different Paris (this one in Ontario), a call to rescue a Gothic Revival masterpiece (and a great history of Gothic architecture to boot).

•   Call for entries: IIDA / Metropolis Smart Environments Awards; and POP.Park Competition to bring Park(ing) Day out of the box.



  


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