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    BRITISH AIA DESIGN AWARDS 2002

    Each year American architects living and working in Britain gather to celebrate architectural achievements in their adoptive home. The Excellence in Design Awards, a program of the American Institute of Architects London/UK Chapter, honors projects by UK-based architects wherever they work and by international architects working in the United Kingdom.

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    LONDON'S BRIDGE ASCENDANT

    Londonís Millennium Bridge reopened on February 22, 2002, with its designer, Lord Foster, in attendance, but without its original, notorious wobble. Described by Foster as a "blade of light," the Millennium Bridge was closed just two days after it first opened in June, 2000, because it shimmied and shook uncomfortably.

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    NEW HUB, NO HUBCAPS

    The Edward H. McNamara Terminal in Detroit, Michigan opened to passengers on February 24th. This major new terminal, for Northwest Airlines' largest hub, is designed to reposition Wayne County's Detroit Metropolitan Airport as a world-class facility, with architecture demonstrating the latest in passenger amenities.

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    More Architecture News

    Surprise Demolition of Neutra House Spurs Outrage — PSMC Press Release at DesignCommunity, 2002.0402

    AIA Elevates 68 to Fellow; 6 to Honorary Fellow — AIArchitect, 2002.0402

    Return of the Master Builder — Guardian Unlimited, 2002.0401

    U.S. Architect Cancels Visit over Security Concerns — Jerusalem Post, 2002.0401

    Earthquakes hit Afghanistan, 2,000 feared dead — Reuters at ENN, 2002.0327

    New-Home Sales Rise 5.3% in February — USA Today, 2002.0327

    Large German Construction Company to Get Banks' Help — AP at Nando Times, 2002.0326

    Italy Plans Grand Span to Sicily — Chicago Tribune, 2002.0326

    Government Orders Inquiry into Trade Center Collapse — New York Times, 2002.0323

    Kodak Theatre Sued over Access for Disabled — Los Angeles Times, 2002.0323

    Danish Broadcasting Corporation Names Jean Nouvel Competition Winner — ARC Space, 2002.0320

    Empire State Building Sold — AP at Yahoo News, 2002.0319

    London Approves Plans for Europe's Tallest Tower — Reuters at Yahoo News, 2002.0312

    Bush Recommits to $20 Billion Federal Aid Package for NYC — BDC, 2002.0308

    Sept. 11 Attacks May Bring Changes in Building Codes — Washington Post, 2002.0307

    Sinking Science Tower Shut for Repairs — BBC News, 2002.0305

    Brooklyn Bridge May Be for Sale — U.K. Telegraph, 2002.0301

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