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Today’s News - Monday, August 3, 2009

•   ArcSpace brings us OMA's in Bangkok tower, and Kuma's train station in Takanezawa, Japan.

•   An international shortlist to transform Mumbai into a cleaner, greener and a hi-tech metropolis.

•   Q&A with a U.S. congressman re: climate change legislation, the need for long-term sustainable transportation planning, and the cost of making communities walkable and bikeable.

•   High hopes that Lutyens' New Delhi will be named a World Heritage Site.

•   Glancey wonders whether we should feel guilty for admiring fascist buildings.

•   A Foster/Nouvel scheme bites the dust in London.

•   But it's thumbs-up for Make scheme for London's Vauxhall area.

•   A call to amp up the design of Dallas convention center hotel - one could consider it a sad saga (after Foster is fired).

•   Kamin gets a sneak-peek at Hadid's Burnham Plan centennial pavilion: "tailored architecture, dazzling video...the only thing being sold is the idea of planning and its impact on the quality of life."

•   OSU's main library re-opens today after a much-needed makeover.

•   In Calgary, Calatrava's Peace Bridge design meets cheers ("a sleek, elegant contribution to downtown") and jeers ("a gaudy red waste" of money) + Q&A with the master himself.

•   São Paulo gets some much needed green space with "gritty urban pluck" - "floating" atop a deactivated municipal incinerator.

•   Move over Paris (and be a bit envious): with not one bike stolen in its first year, Hangzhou is expanding bike-sharing program from 15,000 to 50,000 bikes.

•   Known for its inventive temporary architecture, Ball-Nogues sees more permanent structures in its future.

•   Rawsthorn offers up four of her favorite video clips of her design heroes - past and present.

•   Call for entries: "1000 Product Designs" - the book.

•   The cat's out of the bag: Burj Dubai set to open on December 2 (or so someone says).


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