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Today's News - August 5, 2003

Harmony at Ground Zero? "…little doubt that the conclave of downtown's designers will spend years fighting and trying to upstage each other…" -- Memorial lessons. -- A British TV show points out differences in what architects and the public consider treasures. -- Replicating treasures in Moscow. -- Have a few million to spare? Buy a San Francisco treasure. -- A shortage of "shovel-ready" sites in urban centers. -- A highway to nowhere leads to a shovel-ready master plan. -- Super urban planning for Super Bowl dream. -- Tokyo's Tomorrowland. -- Urban dream in Nairobi. -- Another museum "takes wing." -- Two Ando's are better than one. -- Imagining an artful bridge. -- Peace palaces: plans provided. -- Everything old is new again. -- Architecture research fellowships awarded. -- Affordable and green projects are winners for San Diego architects. -- The future is plastic.

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At Ground Zero, Finding Harmony In Design? 2 architects will try to carry out Libeskind's WTC vision - David Childs/SOM; Santiago Calatrava- NY Newsday

The Pentagon Memorial's Lessons for New York- Gotham Gazette

Building history: We can treasure the past and still respect the future. "Restoration"...reminds us it's time for our imaginations to overwhelm our fondness for the past.- Guardian (UK)

Opinion: Moskva Issue Shows Neglect of Cityscape: City Hall's plan to demolish the Moskva and build a replica on the same site is a denial of history... By Werner Huber- Moscow Times (Russia)

The Selling Of San Francisco: How much does a piece of history cost in this town? - Willis Polk; Julia Morgan; Esherick, Homsey, Dodge & Davis; etc. [images]- San Francisco Chronicle

No place to build? Companies looking to expand or move into the city say they're stymied by the lack of 'shovel-ready' sites.- Buffalo News

A freeway ran through it: a master plan for rebuilding...an area that had been marred by a 32-year-old freeway spur that never went anywhere. - Planning and Design Institute, (PDI)- Greater Milwaukee Today

The Super Bowl Game plan: The city plans to add housing and hotel rooms, fix or demolish decaying buildings and improve the look of downtown and gateway roads [by 2006]- Detroit Free Press

TomorrowLand: Tycoon Minoru Mori wants to make Tokyo a more livable city...Roppongi Hills does "Le Corbusier one better."- Time Asia

Opinion: Novel Solution to City Matatu [commuter minibuses] Taxi Menace: imagination, architectural expertise and civil engineering can turn this area into a multi-million shilling urban development...- The Nation (Nairobi)

At Akron Art Museum, an idea takes wing: $34 million expansion "...is a sculpture, a reference to endless space. It's a wing, it's a roof, it's in-between." By Steven Litt - Wolf Prix/Coop Himmelb(l)au- Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tadao Ando to design second building for Clark Art Institute [image]- New York Times

De Pere leaders envision bridge as civic art project: If a new concrete span is necessary over the Fox River, why not at least make it interesting to look at? - David Kahler- Green Bay Press-Gazette

Good vibes: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi plans to promote world harmony from a soon-to-be-built 'palace' in L.A. An affluent area is preferred.- Los Angeles Times

The New Old Thing: More people would rather live like Grandma than the Jetsons. By John King- San Fancisco Chronicle

Study Centre of the Canadian Centre for Architecture Awards 11 Research Fellowships for 2003 – 2004- Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA)

Area architects take home accolades for design: 14 winners in annual AIA Design Awards program- San Diego Union-Tribune

"Solos: SmartWrap": Cooper-Hewitt Exhibits New Plastic for Buildings - KieranTimberlake Associates (AP)- NY Newsday

Housing the Machine: Industrial facilities don't have to be unattractive. - Hillier [images]- ArchNewsNow


- Schmidt, Hammer & Lassen: Summer House, Jutland, Denmark
- Saunders & Wilhelmsen Arkitektur AS: Three Summer Houses: Åland, Finland; Hardanger Fjord, Norway; Rysedalsvika, Norway
- Books: Scandinavian Living By Magnus Englund; Scandinavian Design By Charlotte Fiell & Peter Fiell


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