ArchNewsNow
Home  Yesterday's News   Site Search   Calendar    Jobs    Contact Us    Subscribe  Advertise


Today’s News - Friday, December 18, 2009

•   Weinstein finds Stern's mammoth new monograph "particularly eye-opening" and "warrants our appreciative attention."

•   It looks like Buffalo is moving ahead with its big Canal Side plans; RFP will hit the streets in January (we'll keep an eye out for it).

•   San Francisco buys Treasure Island from the U.S. Navy and plans to turn it into "the most environmentally friendly development in the country."

•   NYC breaks ground for its $1 billion police academy (parking for 3,000 cars included).

•   New Haven gives conditional approval for Foster's Yale School of Management - some tweaking required ("the modern design did not resonate with many of the neighbors, who said it looks like an airport").

•   Jenkins on the Burj Dubai: "It is outrageous, wasteful, egotistical, ridiculous" - but he can't deny it's beautiful; on a more sober note, Dubai will likely be "a desert Detroit."

•   Lubell's first impressions of CityCenter: "There are some architectural gems," but "it's sort of an architectural petting zoo."

•   Jacobs hops aboard the Las Vegas Monorail: "I couldn't figure out why someone had decided to put an amusement-park ride pretending to be transit in this distinctly unamusing location. What were they thinking?"

•   Byrne, Blumenauer, and Janette Sadik-Khan discuss how to create bike-friendly cities.

•   Debating the future of Candela's Miami Marine Stadium: "It's one thing to save historic landmarks...but it's much more difficult to bring Modernist structures back into use."

•   How some California architects are - and aren't - being helped by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

•   Eric Owen Moss to curate the Austrian exhibition for the next Venice Biennale.

•   Call for Expressions of Interest: international competition to design an iconic kiosk for the City of Westminster, U.K.

•   Weekend diversions:

•   Overwhelmed by the mega-CityCenter? See it in miniature at the Bellagio (how more Vegas can it get?).

•   Two takes on the Shenzhen and Hong Kong Bi-city Biennale: it "glories in the dizzying excess of China's urban growth"; for Chen, it's "the ultimate parable of turbo-charged, post-economic reform China."

•   In L.A., "Folly - The View From Nowhere" offers a dazzling collection of large-scale eye candy.

•   Davidson and Risen give (mostly) thumbs-up to Muschamp's posthumous "Hearts of the City": his "eccentricities are stimulating and infuriating in equal measure"; and it "reveals...a surprising (and ambitious) reading of 20th century culture."

•   Brussat finds two tomes that "would make fine, subversive gifts."

•   Bernstein says Dolkart's "The Row House Reborn" could change the way we think about preservation.

•   One we couldn't resist: "The Decade's Top 10 Crazy Things That Didn't Get Built" (and their cause of death).



  


Showcase your product on ANN!



 

 

 

Note: Pages will open in a new browser window.
External news links are not endorsed by ArchNewsNow.com.
Free registration may be required on some sites.
Some pages may expire after a few days.

Yesterday's News

2009 ArchNewsNow.com