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Today’s News - Thursday, May 20, 2010

•   Bernstein pays tribute to Arakawa who "explored ideas about mortality by creating buildings meant to stop aging and preclude death."

•   Big plans for a big slice of Baltimore's waterfront (and nary a NIMBY in sight).

•   Yesterday it was Russians coming to the aid of Caracas; today, Japan lends a hand in India's vision for an urban future

•  - "though urbanization is not without detractors."

•   Cheers for plans to revamp London's National Theatre so the best Thames views are no longer marred by garbage bins.

•   Bellamy bemoans parking lots leaving Winnipeg's downtown "resembling the toothless grin of hockey Hall of Famer" (never mind the historic buildings being demolished to make way).

•   Appelbaum takes on LEED: it's time "to make sure that a green building doesn't go gray after its grand opening."

•   Rapid response puts an end to plans to pink up Hejduk's Kreuzberg Tower in Berlin.

•   On a more sober note, NTHP issues its 2010 America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places annual list (great presentations).

•   Russell roams around remade Lincoln Center: DS+R "have done the impossible&hellipthe changes have transformed the tired bombast of the architectural ensemble" - it's "almost hip."

•   An impressive team behind NYC's Museum for African Art extends Manhattan's Museum Mile.

•   Bilbao opens its newest architectural landmark: "an imposing new cultural center" by Starck.

•   Hawthorne comments on the all the comments he's getting re: his review of Gehry's Ruvo Center.

•   Kennicott gives thumbs-up and down to architects' endeavors in stage design (great slide show).

•   Q&A with Gilabert and her plans for Storefront for Art and Architecture: "I want to introduce more characters into the contemporary discussion - for highly productive disagreements."

•   Chen offers a most amusing report from the Pritzker fete for SANAA on Ellis Island (who wasn't there - besides us?!!?).

•   Booth on 2010 RIBA architecture awards: "as a measure of the recession's impact, the major museums and airports that graced the list in recent years are few" (we really like the bus driver's loo).

•   Lisbon Architecture Triennale's competition names 30 finalists from around the world.

•   Call for entries: AILA's Seachange 2030+ International Urban Sea Level Rise Ideas Competition for Sydney Harbor.


Faith & Form/IFRAA International Awards Program for Religious Art & Architecture

Institute For Urban Design - Rebuilding a Sustainable Haiti: Symposium

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