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Today’s News - Thursday, October 9, 2008

•   Calatrava's bird-like WTC transit hub "molting before our eyes": is new design "a successful accommodation or an unhappy compromise"? (hard to tell from the pix)

•   Rose on H&deM's Paris Triangle: can the "shade-less ziggurat appease the naysayers?"

•   Parks, parks, and more parks: An eyeful of 5 designs by stellar teams vying for NYC's Hudson Park and Boulevard.

•   Terry Farrell unveils his Thames Gateway parkland master plan (with hopes of better leadership to see it gets done).

•   Vertical food gardens sprout in L.A. (perhaps a nationwide "chain" of edible walls to follow?).

•   Danes from the Copenhagen parks department visit NYC and "come down with a case of park envy."

•   Shigeru Ban tapped by new eco-friendly developer to design Dubai-based projects.

•   In Paris, Starck sparks a new trend: a "post-boutique hotel" (is it "a lay monastery or a modern kibbutz?").

•   Heathcote is hot for Saatchi's new "perfect" gallery: "a formless parasite inhabiting the husk of a historical hulk."

•   Israel's most beautiful synagogues, parts 1 and 2.

•   Glassy new Ottawa Congress Centre is "meant to resemble a tulip lying on its side."

•   Glancey waxes poetic about Siza: "He should make anyone proud to be, or want to be, an architect."

•   A tribute to Cuban architect and urban planner Lin Arroyo.

•   An impressive shortlist for Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award.

•   2008 Green Building Competition for New York City winners also excelled at good urbanism.

•   A children's hospital with the "right touch of gaiety" takes U.K.'s 2008 Prime Minister's Better Public Building Award.


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