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    RECONSTRUCTION COMPLICATIONS CONTINUE

    When architect Daniel Libeskind was chosen in February 2003 to redesign New York's World Trade Center site, it appeared to be an irrevocable decision about the fate of "Ground Zero." But controversies have persisted, and what finally gets built may be very different from Libeskind's original design vision.

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    SOUTHERN ARCHITECTURAL COMFORTS

    The Gulf States Region AIA chapter, representing five U.S. states, has recently announced its annual design awards for 2003. This regional chapter of the American Institute of Architects, named for its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, represents the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

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    BUCKY FULLER HISTORY AND MYSTERY

    The visionary inventor R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983), who called himself a "comprehensive anticipatory design scientist," was respected in many disciplines. In architecture, he is perhaps best known for having invented the geodesic dome structure, as executed for example, in the U.S. Pavilion at Expo '67. Now, 20 years after his death, the legendary raconteur returns to life in a one-man show in San Francisco. "The History (and Mystery) of the Universe" was written by D.W. Jacobs, based on Fuller's own writings and lectures, and is performed by Ron Campbell. — Editor

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    REM KOOLHAAS PRAEMIUM IMPERIALE

    Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas has received the prestigious 2003 Praemium Imperiale Architecture Award. He is one of five honored this year by the Japan Art Association. These awards recognize lifetime achievement in the arts in categories not covered by the Nobel Prizes. Koolhaas was also the recipient of the 2000 Pritzker Prize.

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    Berlin Holocaust Memorial Takes Shape — Deutsche Welle, 2003.0817

    Libeskind Wins on Tower Site — New York Post, 2003.0815

    AIA New York Chapter to Present Design Awards — AIArchitect, 2003.0815

    National Design Museum Honors I.M. Pei — AIArchitect, 2003.0815

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    Department of Interior Adds 18 Historic Landmarks — AIArchitect, 2003.0808

    Smoke and Dust at World Trade Center Is Linked to Smaller Babies — New York Times, 2003.0806

    A Prize Example of Double Standards — Sydney Morning Herald, 2003.0804

    Security Issues Elbow In on Design Work — Washington Post, 2003.0803

    Enterprise Foundation Names Five Architectural Fellows — AIArchitect, 2003.0801

    The CCA Study Centre Awards Eleven Research Fellowships — Canadian Centre for Architecture press release, 2003.0801

    At Ground Zero, an Architectural Void No Longer — New York Times, 2003.0801

    2003 National Design Awards Announced — Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Web site, 2003.08

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