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Today’s News - Tuesday, October 27, 2009

•   We are saddened to report the passing of a master of urban landscapes; King offers up a gracious tribute to Halprin, the Olmsted of our times (in our humble opinion).

•   AECOM swallows up Ellerbe Becket.

•   Terry Riley leaves Miami Art Museum to go back to being an architect; Iovine finds out why.

•   In tough times, it would be nice if San Francisco's Bureau of Architecture would share even the small jobs with local talent.

•   In Chicago, roofers and landscaper in a turf war over the city's green roof jobs.

•   Asymptote's Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi may be its most monumental project yet, but even its smaller projects can have a similar impact.

•   Moore and Glancey are amused - and concerned - about London mayor's Piffle Tower plans: instead of building an "iconic knick-knack" and a "daft 'Eiffel tower' plan," perhaps he should pay as much attention to buildings that really matter.

•   Glancey is more than impressed with Mather's "thrilling revamp" of the Ashmolean museum.

•   Geller visits a Tiny House Movement neighborhood and likes what he sees.

•   An eyeful of Bexhill-on-Sea windshelter finalists (worth a look).

•   A traffic island in NYC hosts a robot building a very complex brick wall.

•   Call for entries: Mark of Dreams: UNESCO's DREAM Center Logo Competition.


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