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Today’s News - Thursday, October 27, 2011

•   Kamin x 2: Chicago's Grant Park has new plan that doesn't include the Children's Museum.

•   On his trek to Columbus, OH, he finds retail complex atop an expressway that is a model of an urban design trend.

•   Team picked for a 42-acre project that will include a man-made river in Glendale, CO.

•   A 4.2-acre park on the southwest waterfront in Washington, DC, moves to the front of the line in a 6-square mile redevelopment project.

•   Brandes Gratz cheers efforts in Pittsburgh that prove historic preservation is "an effective tool for community revitalization and urban rebirth."

•   K. Jacobs finds Detroit's renewal efforts could learn something from young architects and urban homesteaders.

•   Russell raves about NY City Center's "over-the-top Moorish-style romanticism...wondrously restored."

•   Dvir on the Tel Aviv Museum of Art's new wing, and an upcoming symposium (with a stellar line-up) that will explore what we talk about when we talk about buildings: "museums today are urban landmarks, playgrounds for bold architectural games. The new wing is no exception."

•   Orlando's midcentury modern round building is definitely facing the wrecking ball, but hopes are high that the distinctive concrete latticework façade will be preserved somewhere else in town.

•   Brussat finds architectural "nihilism in spades" in D.C.

•   Gehry looks to Asia for new business, though "he would prefer to travel less."

•   Ma Yansong wows them in Prague, urging young architects to head to China, but warns "a lot of opportunities also have a lot of traps."

•   Teherani is "part of a select group of 'starchitects' whose brand extends beyond buildings."

•   Denmark tries to deal with NIMBYs with high-design pylons, but "despite these efforts, obstacles to beautifying the power lines linger."

•   Wainwright offers up a fabulous line-up (and eyefuls) of Top 10 "buildings that never were" (great series!).

•   We couldn't resist: truly amazing pumpkin sculptures that look like real human faces ('tis the season, after all).


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