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    NEW ORLEANS BETWEEN THE STORMS

    News reports since late August have been full of stories of human tragedy and governmental incompetence in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Understandably less prominent has been information about the architectural victims, which express the unique character of historic New Orleans. The fate of these buildings is emblematic of the fate of the city itself.

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    KATRINA DISASTER WEEK TWO

    As we publish this week, the nine-day-old disaster of Hurricane Katrina, flooding, and aftermath continues. Some heavily hit areas within the Gulf South region, especially along the eye path and away from the coast and major highways, have still seen few, if any, relief workers. In other areas, levees have been plugged, electric power has been restored, and bulk evacuations are largely complete. Disaster refugees are now spread across a thousand miles of supporting states.

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    DISASTER ENGINEERING

    New Orleans and much of the Gulf Coast areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama lie devastated in the days-old wake of Hurricane Katrina. As water floods through New Orleans and desperate rescues continue, our hearts go out to the hundreds of thousands whose lives have been devastated and to the untold thousands whose loved ones have been lost.

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    AMERICAN LANDSCAPE AWARDS 2005

    Before world attention became riveted on the devastated landscapes of the Gulf Coast of the United States, a happier announcement celebrated design excellence in other landscapes, both public and private.

    In July 2005, the American Society of Landscape Architects selected the recipients of its 2005 Professional Awards. Top honors went to a city park in Houston, Texas, a public promenade in Seattle, Washington, a residential garden near Chilmark, Massachusetts, and an urban analysis for Charleston, South Carolina.

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    Innovative Young Architect Wins the Professional Prix de Rome — Canadian Architect, 2005.0914

    When Architects Plagiarize It's Not Always Bad — Slate, 2005.0914

    Reviving a City: The Design Perspective — New York Times, 2005.0914

    What's Really under Water? — The Slatin Report, 2005.0913

    Architects Rate Home Offices Most Popular Special Function Room — AIArchitect, 2005.0912

    AIA Florida Honor and Design Awards — AIA Florida press release, 2005.0912

    Libeskind-Designed Sept. 11 Memorial Unveiled Today in Italy — ChallengerNKY, 2005.0911

    For Architects, No Blueprints for Recovery — Los Angeles Times, 2005.0911

    Tokyo Tower May Be Torn Down as Pod Living Palls — Independent Digital, 2005.0910

    Buried Treasures: Storm's Toll on Culture — Washington Post, 2005.0910

    ASLA Announces 2005 Student Awards — ASLA press release, 2005.0906

    A Modern Monument Finally Rises in Ancient Rome — Reuters, 2005.0905

    Rebuilding Offers New Opportunity — Chicago Tribune, 2005.0904

    The City That Will Be — Boston Globe, 2005.0904

    Shortlist of Four Firms for Convention Center Expansion — Architect's Newspaper, 2005.0902

    The National Trust Announces Relief Efforts for Gulf Coast Region — National Trust for Historic Preservation press release, 2005.0831

    Again, Fire Claims Paris Immigrants — International Herald Tribune, 2005.0831

    Responding to Hurricane Katrina — Architecture for Humanity press release, 2005.0830

    Conditions Deteriorate for Superdome Evacuees — CNN, 2005.0830

    Cesar Pelli Named for Louis Sullivan Award — Canadian Architect, 2005.0830

    UDIA NSW Landcom Awards for Excellence 2005 — Urban Development Institute of Australia press release, 2005.0826

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