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Today’s News - Wednesday, July 29, 2009

•   Risen on the reason the design of the National Museum of African American History and Culture succeeds: it speaks "to both a particular history and a universal set of experiences."

•   Russell is not so kind to NYC's Bank of America eco-tower, despite it good intentions.

•   Mayne's new Cooper Union building is "a remarkable combination of excess and restraint."

•   London 2012 infrastructure buildings could be "the best architecture to come out of the event" and a good argument "for design-architects to play a part in other infrastructure projects."

•   Rochon gets "high on the green stuff," savoring the High Line and cheering proposal to transform Toronto's elevated expressway into a Green Ribbon: it "deserves a standing ovation for its guts" (but caveats are in order).

•   St. Petersburg's Mariinsky Theatre makeover will carry a Canadian accent (and no tears shed over scuttling of Perrault's "golden potato").

•   A battle brews in Melbourne over plans for a glass tower over historic hotel.

•   An impressive long list for Manchester's Whitworth Art Gallery makeover.

•   Piano's green home for cultural center in Athens' seaside district.

•   Louisville architects are changing the rural rules when it comes to building barns (they're very cool and LEED Gold to boot).

•   Development remains bullish in Abu Dhabi despite tough economic times.

•   A new fast track registration program to make it easier for architects from New Zealand and Japan to become registered in each other's countries.

•   Help design a car for the future.

•   Spark Awards to spark up the design industry in China.

•   BD+C's 2009 Giants 300 survey includes Top 150 Green Design Firms, Top 170 BIM Adopters, and much more.

•   An eyeful of the 32nd SMPS Annual National Marketing Communications Awards.



  


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