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Today's News - July 2, 2003

Barnard College names a shortlist. -- London Olympic shortlist is a long one. -- A city-within-a-city planned for Moscow. -- Hopefully not another Hollyrood in Wales. -- Booted from Brazil, but high hopes for Guggenheim in Taichung. - The world's tallest tower tops off in Taipei. -- New life for public housing in UK. -- A Paris café for the hearing-impaired. -- Seoul uncovers a river to flow through planned cultural district. -- High hopes for Watts Towers. -- An Italian architect at home in Australia. -- Phone booths with a twist in San Francisco.

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Rival Firms to Submit Designs for BC Building: The three architectural firms are finalists to design Barnard's new student hub. - Weiss/Manfredi Architects; Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects; Machado and Silvetti Associates- Columbia Spectator

The big Olympic challenge: Since regeneration has been given such importance, the choice from this six is one of the most critical in London's Olympic bid. - Herzog and de Meuron; MBM (Martorell Bohigas Mackay); Lord Foster; Lord Rogers; Terry Farrell; EDAW/HOK/Foreign Office Architects; Allies and Morrison- This is London (UK)

$300 million Welltone Park, Moscow's Answer to La Defense: negotiating the participation of international architects in the design of the development. - Reserv [image]- Moscow Times (Russia)

Go-ahead for £55 million Assembly HQ building: Lord Richard Rogers will be involved with the project, despite being sacked in a row over costs...now part of the Taylor Woodrow team.- icWales

Taichung chief Hu touts advancements: outlined a vision for the city after the arrival of the Guggenheim museum..."We expect that the world's best architects will come to Taichung to design the best buildings for the city..."- Taipei Times

World's tallest skyscraper Taipei 101 'a monument': one of the few super towers in the world to draw on traditional Chinese design...a growing bamboo shoot or an inverted pagoda - C.Y Lee Architects- Taipei Times

From eyesore to icon: rebirth of the council tower blocks: Architects' makeover sends high rise flats 'not fit for human beings' up the property market ladder - Ian Simpson- Guardian (UK)

At the Café Signes, sign language and steack frites: A Paris eatery offers not just good food, but a meeting place between the hearing and nonhearing worlds - Corinne Hermont- Christian Science Monitor

Seoul digs up a highway to expose its dynastic roots: metropolitan planners expose a stream...will create cultural spaces along the street and revitalize the economy of the city center- International Herald Tribune

Editorial: Simon Rodia's Watts Towers: Grab This Getty Offer...in developing a management plan...- Los Angeles Times

Making Designs in Canberra: Enrico Taglietti has designed some of the city’s most architecturally respected buildings- Canberra City News (Australia)

Vito Acconci's beams of light transform SFO corridor into bank of 'twisted phone booths' [images]- San Fancisco Chronicle

Commerce Design Montréal 2003: An awards initiative rewards all in a unique public/private collaboration between a city and its professional design and business community. [images]- ArchNewsNow


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