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Today’s News - Wednesday, May 28, 2014

EDITOR'S NOTE: We said we'd be back yesterday...we were wrong. Now it's mad catch-up time!

•   Bierut, Walker, and Dunne pay eloquent tributes to Vignelli - our world won't be the same without him.

•   Updates on the fire-ravaged Glasgow School of Art: the damage is "considerably less than we dreaded"; a "'small army' of 100 conservators volunteer" to restore it - and ways you can help.

•   Saffron and Hawthorne weigh in on the 9/11 Memorial Museum: "The tone is not triumphal, but rather blandly neutral" (but "bring tissues") + its "relentless literalism" represents "a number of recent cultural trends coming unhappily together" that "winds up serving a kind of herd mentality" (with nary a place "to be alone with your own thoughts").

•   Hume cheers Gehry's revised plans for Toronto's King Street West: "It is a tamer design, less flamboyant, but definitely more dignified" ("now I think it's more Toronto," says Gehry).

•   O'Sullivan ponders the "undulating, diaphanous" (or "giant shower curtain") planned for La Samaritaine department store in Paris: "If this is what a landmark modern building looks like in contemporary Parisian terms, the city has indeed been starved of examples of good new architecture for too long."

•   Benfield ponders why "we gravitate to older places" that "ground us in space and time. Change, but ask the right questions to ensure that change nourishes rather than diminishes the human experience."

•   Steinberg explains the PennPraxis plan for Philly's phenomenal Fairmount Park: "It's consciously not Central Park. It's about water, not real estate" - and should be "fun and easy to use."

•   Five finalists have towering plans for Gothenburg, Sweden (images are anonymous, but some are fairly obvious).

•   Mecanoo lands a biggie: a new engineering campus for the University of Manchester (Penoyre & Prasad's role is still being fine-tuned).

•   Four finalists in the final running to design the 11th Street Bridge Park in Washington, DC.

•   Bittertang Farms makes hay with hay with its winning design for a temporary stage on Chicago's North Shore.

•   Six local firms re-imagine an east London eyesore of a roundabout.

•   A good reason to head Down Under: 2014 Good Design Festival aligns with VIVID Sydney.

•   Call for entries: 2014 Faith & Form/IFRAA International Religious Art and Architecture Design Awards.

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