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Today's News - October 15, 2003

Nothing built (yet) but memoirs of rebuilding Ground Zero in the works. -- Beirut complex teams international stars with local firms. -- Another Cloepfil museum design to be unveiled. -- Prefab gaining style - and favor. -- Small firms exhibit big ideas. -- The "year of the jock building" in Chicago. -- An Australian war memorial in London's Hyde Park. -- Are skyscrapers sinking Shanghai? -- Solar power making business sense.
(Editor's note: ANN is on the road and has an early train to catch. Hence the brevity of today's news.)

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WTC Designer Tries to Build Interest in Memoirs: Daniel Libeskind is shopping a book proposal ...promises to donate a portion of the proceeds to the children of 9/11 victims...also a chance to dish on the backroom deal-making...- New York Post

Solidere gets green light for $100 million Souqs of Beirut [retail, leisure, culture center] - Rafael Moneo/Samir Khairallah and Partners; Valode and Pistre/Annabel Karim Qassar; Kevin Dash/Rafik al-Khoury and Partners- Daily Star (Lebanon)

Seattle Art Museum to unveil expansion design Nov. 13 - Brad Cloepfil/Allied Works Architecture- Seattle Daily Journal

A Second Story, Delivered And Installed: Va. Architect's 'Pop Tops' Give Prefab Construction a Good Name. By Deborah K. Dietsch - Hemphill & Associates- Washington Post

"Small Firms, Great Projects": bi-annual exhibition of the most talented smaller architecture firms in San Francisco and Marin- Marin Independent Journal

A good sport, U. of C. takes middle road: Athletic center fits neighborhood...a bravura display of structural design. By Blair Kamin - Cesar Pelli; Rafael Pelli; OWP&P- Chicago Tribune

A little piece of England forever ours: Australian war memorial in London's Hyde Park - Janet Laurence; Peter Tonkin/Tonkin Zulaikha Greer- Sydney Morning Herald

Splendid Skyline. Do You Feel Something Sinking?: Are Skyscrapers Sinking Shanghai? - HLW- New York Times

In Search of Savings, Companies Turn to the Sun: Solar power has evolved from being an expensive, pie-in-the-sky technology to one that is finally beginning to make business sense.- New York Times

In Full Bloom: San Francisco's Conservatory of Flowers - Architectural Resources Group; Tennebaum-Manheim Engineers [images]- ArchNewsNow


-- In construction: Enric Miralles, Embt Arquitectes Associats SL: Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, Scotland
-- In construction: Renzo Piano Workshop: Pierpont Morgan Library, New York City
-- Hodgetts + Fung: Sinclair Garden Pavilion, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California
-- Book: The Villas of Palladio By Giovanni Giaconi, Text by: Kim Williams; Princeton Architectural Press


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