Today’s News - Wednesday, March 20, 2002
A new feature on the home page: Medtronics World Headquarters near Minneapolis designed by HGA. The half-million-square-foot campus has every technology required for a global leader in medical research and development. What sets it apart are the non-technical elements that make it a light-filled complex set in a very well planned - and beautiful - prairie setting.
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Commentary: Clout, not vision, calls shots in San Francisco: Burton pulls rank, kills Mission Bay project. By John King- San Francisco Chronicle
Op-Ed: Kmart, the Big Box, and the Role of Planning in American Cities: ...make communities cope with more vacant storefronts, and should prompt planners to rethink big box retail. By Samuel R. Staley, Ph.D.- Planetizen
Classics get a new lease on life: Restoration keeps buildings' character in a changing urban landscape - Willings & Associates Ltd.- The Globe and Mail (Canada)
The Other Environmental Crisis: Once refreshingly down-to-earth, landscape architects have become infected with the same pretentiousness as the rest of architecture.- Metropolis
Top honour goes to teacher and critic - Brit Andresen- Australian Financial Review
Architects drew convention center ideas from sand, sea and sails - Leigh Stanton Breslau/Skidmore, Owings & Merrill- The Virginian-Pilot
Fusco factor a real pain in the tower: Tiny dissident group out to thwart de Young - Herzog & de Meuron- San Francisco Chronicle
Officials firming up plans for Alley Cats stadium - HNTB- Charleston Daily Mail
Utzon asked to do $24m Opera House facelift- Sydney Morning Herald
Re-viewing our own city: Out-of-town visitors bring a fresh light to Boston's urban charms- Boston Globe
City aims to show revamped Soldier Field in a better light: won't be nearly as grotesque as critics contend.- Chicago Sun-Times
Ministers 'must push for greenfield housing': ...acute shortages in the south threaten national economy - Richard Rogers- Guardian Unlimited (UK)
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