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What was promised as the tallest building in the world built by modular construction is delayed and the subject of lawsuits. State documents, recently made public, describe water damage, tolerance challenges, and unanticipated repairs.
12 hours ago   City Limits
<p>San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, whose city has typically been recognized for its environmental leadership, recently visited Chicago to observe the pioneering work of Mayor Daley in implementing green building principles and gather new ideas.</p>
Mar 21, 2007   The Chicago Tribune
<p>Outside experts believe the City of Los Angeles is making a density mistake by selling downtown development rights.</p>
Mar 20, 2007   L.A. Times
<p>Though criticized for their flawed vision, Modernist architects tried to engage and improve the broader city -- something some say their contemporary counterparts have completely neglected to address.</p>
Mar 19, 2007   The Boston Globe
<p>Thousands of demonstrators in St. Petersburg call for a halt to the proposed Gazprom headquarters, a high-rise tower that would be taller than New York's Empire State Building.</p>
Mar 18, 2007   INTBAU News
<p>The suburbs of Brisbane, Australia could soon be home to 20-story high-rises under a new plan to accommodate the city's projected growth.</p>
Mar 17, 2007   The Courier Mail
I'm glad this blog to date has provided fertile ground both to challenge planning as a profession as well as to compliment planning when it happens to do something worthy.  In this spirit, I'd like to irritate many of my colleagues out there and definitively say that starchitects are not the prob Blog Post
Mar 16, 2007   By Scott Page
<p>Forbes Magazine names 10 architects who are most influencing today's culture and society.</p>
Mar 15, 2007   Forbes Magazine
Anyone seen any of the three museum shows in New Y Blog Post
Mar 14, 2007   By
<p>Though still struggling to survive as modern day retail hubs, the shopping arcades of Paris are attracting a resurgence of interest, especially from tourists.</p>
Mar 12, 2007   The New York Times
<p>The recently launched Open Architecture Network uses Web 2.0 technology to get designers to share their ideas to benefit the neediest members of global society.</p>
Mar 11, 2007   Wired News