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Today’s News - Thursday, June 17, 2010

•   Ouroussoff expounds on the complex issues surrounding Piano's Whitney outpost near the High Line, "exacerbated by a ticking clock" and the museum's "fear of having to live down another flop."

•   NYU's towering plan adjacent to Pei's Silver Towers faces a backlash from critics.

•   A Pakistani architect is saddened by the buildings and roads of Rawalpindi and Islamabad that "remind us of our loss of freedom, fears and obsessions."

•   After months of criticism, $6 billion Barangaroo development in Sydney gets scaled back.

•   Farrelly minces no words about how things should have gone; step one: "the competition should have gone to the most vibrant design, instead of a dentist's-waiting-room compromise."

•   ULI offers a study of 3 studies on greenhouse gas emissions and compact development.

•   Nanjing's 460-acre downtown brownfield waterfront to get a major makeover.

•   A New Zealand landscape architect calls for the profession to use its collective buying power to steer material markets in a greener direction.

•   A fascinating look at the last 10 years of London's Serpentine pavilions where "some of the world's leading architects the chance to let rip...one of the most innovative and exciting public architecture experiments in the world."

•   Gendall visits H&deM's Vitra Haus and likes what he sees.

•   Maya Lin and Michael Van Valkenburgh team up in St. Louis.

•   Plans to expand the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis includes some "cool" green stuff.

•   Q&A with young architect working on Kahn's Roosevelt Memorial (he's a "Gehry-phobe").

•   CTBUH names four regional Best Tall Buildings.

•   Cooper-Hewitt announces winners and finalists of the 11th Annual National Design Awards (great presentation).

•   Pug Award winers celebrate the best in Toronto architecture and planning.

•   Call for entries: ARMA is looking for quality asphalt roofing case studies.

•   We couldn't resist (for the slide show alone): a Colorado Springs home on the market "will turn the heads of even the snobbiest architecture buffs" (FLW pedigree included).



  


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