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Today’s News - Tuesday, August 25, 2009

•   Moore and Glancey respond to Dittmar's call for "Enquiry by Design" (it's so 1980s).

•   Bernheimer's open letter to Ouroussoff: "Gotham isn't nearly as barren of the 'heroes' he seeks." (click "Yesterday's News" to read Hank & Nicolai's columns.)

•   Are Israel's suburban malls destroying its urban centers? "Little Israel learns all sort of things from Los Angeles" (so it can enter the "Golden Age of Sprawl" - oh joy).

•   DPZ's "radical new way of looking at the street grid" takes shape north of New Orleans.

•   Becker cheers Landmarks Illinois' Athletes Village plan: it "demonstrates how the irreplaceable Bauhaus-inspired buildings can not only co-exist with the village, but improve it."

•   Should bad architecture be named and shamed? Yes, says FAT's Sean Griffiths; no, says Tonkin Liu's Anna Liu.

•   Sad news we were hoping not to hear: The Lighthouse in Glasgow to go into administration.

•   St. Petersburg's Mariinsky Theatre drops Perrault for Diamond + Schmitt and a "very, very" different design.

•   Abu Dhabi's Saadiyat Island: the "dawn of a new Middle Eastern Golden Age, or the most expensive white elephant of our millennium"?

•   Ziba Design's new HQ is a "sustainable pillar of the community."

•   Jacobs sits down with a lighting designer and a dark-sky activist to debate two very different views about "the best (if not the brightest) ways to light the environment."

•   Climate change + Venice = bad news.

•   Laser pioneers creating 3D models of world heritage treasures so they "can be re-created if they fall victim to climate change, natural disaster, war or terrorism."

•   Hawthorne's amusing take on Huxtable being cited on "Mad Men" re: Penn Station demolition (ouch! check listings for repeats).


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