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IN THIS ISSUE 20_12.10.2008
CONTENTS:
NEWS:
A banner year for the architect in brown suede shoes
Towering Over Philly
City's newest, tallest skyscraper tops first hurdle
For The Long Haul
Firms gird for tough economy
Council Scores Two Points
Last minute deals for major rezoning at Willets Point and Hunter's Point
As long as architects remain blinded to the political nature of their profession, writes William Menking, their work will remain only design and not architecture.
Letters
SCA capital plan slashed, but not commitment to design
Grand Piano
Art Institue of Chicago nears completion
Duravit New York
Behnisch Does Baltimore
Eco-conscious architect to design UB law school
Unveiled: Choice Marina
D.C. Welcomes You!
New Capitol visitor center opens near Capitol building
Obama's new urban policy post seen as boon to cities
Public Outcry
Theater to add plaza on Lafayette over preservationists' objections
Port Authority chairman calls for federal approvals, money
The Numbers
Ideas charrette for Coney Island's future yields vision of year-round entertainment district
Not Bread Alone
Rogers Marvel's new soup kitchen adds amenities for visitors
Lion Brand Yarn Studio
Pushing Pedals
New bike storage requirements for new buildings
Leeding The Landscape
New rating system unveiled for sustainable land design
Unveiled: Port Authority Tower
Studio Visit: Hariri & Hariri - Architecture
In Detail: Riverhouse
Contemporary Classical
Driehaus branches out with non-western pick
At Deadline
FEATURES:
The Center for Architecture Science and Ecology (CASE) is an innnovative new program in which researchers and students at Rensselaer Polytechnic are working wtih Skidmore, Owings & Merrill to push buildling science into the 21st century, and to respond to the urgent environmental concerns of architects and developers today. For director Anna Dyson and her students, the best way to build green is to rethink everything we know about materials. Anne Guiney and Sara Hart get a first look at the future.
We bring to you our editors' idiosyncratic picks of treasures, large and small, silly and serious
REVIEWS:
Model City: Buildings and Projects by Paul Rudolph for Yale and New Haven
Unpacking Archigram
L.A.W.U.N. Project #19: Studies in the Real
As a chronicle of Kmarts turned go-kart tracks, Big Box Reuse is an oddly encouraging antidote to architectural cynicism, writes Phil Patton.
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