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Today’s News - Thursday, January 21, 2010

•   The up's and down's of the last 20 years of Pittsburgh's redevelopment - good news, though some unfulfilled promises remain.

•   Philadelphia charges ahead with Delaware River waterfront plans.

•   Green design is important, but it's time to "focus attention on adapting our buildings to the inevitable impacts of climate change."

•   In Austin, a net-zero house "shouts 'futuristic'" and "takes the concept to its limits."

•   Ouroussoff says "preservationists should put away their torches and pitchforks" re: Piano's Gardner Museum expansion: it's "a thoughtful, mature, even beautiful, building" (though "some of us will mourn the loss" of some of the museum's original experience).

•   Berlin's Jewish Museum getting a Libeskind extension.

•   Talk about the ultimate in recycling: 2012 Olympic buildings to be made from recycled guns, bullets and knives.

•   Aspen picks out-of-towners for affordable housing project and the locals are not happy.

•   Russell re: new Apple store in Manhattan: the city's "latest iTemple" is "a splendid oddity amid the retail recession, all steel, marble, and glass."

•   In a down economy, architects are "discovering new talents often unrelated to architecture."

•   Kondylis fears for younger architects: "They are being laid off will be difficult to find architects later...I don't know what is going to happen to the profession after this."

•   MoMA scores a Tschumi archive.

•   Two good reasons to head to Cuba in March.

•   Eyefuls of Wallpaper* Design Awards 2010: '09 "was a difficult year for many, but a sterling year for design."

•   Call for entries: City of Dreams Pavilion for NYC's Governors Island; and "Office Needs for Good Deeds" non-profit office makeover contest.

•   Deadline reminder: Call for presentations for 2010 ASLA annual meeting.


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