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Today's News - October 2, 2003

Yet another take on the Ground Zero design roster. -- The sprawl/smart growth debate continues. -- Who owns the view? -- The public wins in California. -- A gift of mayor mansion perhaps not such a great gift after all. -- TV network contributes to landmarks. -- New life for JFK TWA terminal? -- Bellevue museum too outside-the-box. -- Performing arts center changes its tune. -- A snazzy Hall of Fame for Jazz Center. -- Singing high praise for Koolhaas campus. -- Landscape architect undaunted by hurdles. -- Two solar homes shine. -- CAD not just for cartoons. -- Workplace ergonomics competition.

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Architect Trio Alights to Join Zero All-Stars: Daniel Libeskind appears more and more to be the odd man out in the redevelopment of Ground Zero. - Norman Foster; Fumihiko Maki; Jean Nouvel; Santiago Calatrava; David Childs/SOM- New York Observer

What's sprawling is our worship of comfort: The challenge facing America is to build a better burb...[and] older cities...to allow additional growth... By John King- San Francisco Chronicle

Who owns the view? As population increases and second-home purchases grow, many scenic areas are equally valuable to developers and valued by preservationists.- Christian Science Monitor

Funds OKd for Ballona, Ahmanson: A state board allocates $275 million to preserve the sites for the public. Both have been the focus of development battles lasting many years.- Los Angeles Times

Casey's Demands Blight Gift of Mayoral Mansion: Mayor has promised an open competition for architects...with no land grab against the people's parks.- Washington Post

12 Additional Landmarks Will Benefit From HGTV $1 Million Contribution- PR Newswire

A New Function for a Landmark of the Jet Age: Eero Saarinen's T.W.A. terminal at Kennedy Airport may be resuscitated by JetBlue. [image]- New York Times

Outside the Box: The Bellevue Art Museum learns it's not always a good place to be. - Steven Holl- Seattle Weekly

New acoustic designer named for proposed Kansas City performing arts center - Yasuhisa Toyota/Nagata Acoustics; Russell Johnson/Artec Consultants; Theatre Projects Consultants; Moshe Safdie- Kansas City Star

Architect Named for Hall of Fame at Jazz at Lincoln Center - David Rockwell; Rafael Viñoly [image]- New York Times

A Building With a Song in Its Heart: It's Koolhaas à go-go, a masterwork for the young and curious. By Herbert Muschamp - Rem Koolhaas/Office of Metropolitan Architecture; Holabird & Root; Studio Gang Architects; Ove Arup & Partners- New York Times

Thomas Balsley has designs on the Willamette River: ...says the tangle of issues faced at Portland's South Waterfront will be daunting.- The Oregonian

Solar Supporter: A house by Kuth/Ranieri in San Francisco's fog belt gathers rays [images]- San Francisco Chronicle

Lightly on the land: This solar-powered house is no soulless metal box. It has an organic beauty, an environmentally smart design -- and a $30-a-month electric bill. - Carter Bravmann [images]- Los Angeles Times

Data Management Can Save $$Millions: Using CAD as a contract document — not as cartoons- Land Development Today

The Annual ErgoCup Competition: recognizes the best and brightest in workplace ergonomics innovations. Deadline: December 15- ErgoWeb

Survival of the Fittest: Efficient and effective support staff adds dollars to your bottom line.- ArchNewsNow


- Inauguration: Frank O. Gehry: Maggie's Centre, Dundee, Scotland
- Construction start: Diller + Scofido: Quadrant House, Phoenix, Arizona
- The Camera: Photo Essay by Gerald Zugmann: The Brion Tomb by Carlo Scarpa
- Exhibition: Schindler's Paradise: Architectural Resistance, MAK Center, Los Angeles


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