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IN THIS ISSUE 15_09.23.2009
CONTENTS:
NEWS:
Slam Dunk?
Ratner taps SHoP to salvage arena at Atlantic Yards
Lopped Off
Jean Nouvel's midtown tower loses 200 feet
Alexander the Great
Pattern Language author gets 2009 Scully Prize
Mayor supports plan to rezone garment district
The almost farcical turn of events at Brooklyn's Atlantic Yards makes it all too clear that ambitious public/private partnerships are beyond this generation's skill-set
It's Not About the Arena
Chins Up for Charlie, A Case of Turrets Syndrome
Holl on the High Road
Glasgow School of Art to be firm's first U.K. commission
Open> Boathouse
Harry Parker Boathouse by Anmahian Winton Architects
Block Party
LMCC programs vacant downtown development site
Marion Weiss remembers a passionate expert on Italian architecture and a widely admired educator
The British architect discusses his firm's brush with bankruptcy and the ups and downs of a working practice
Syracuse studies fate of aging elevated interstate
In Detail> Lafayette Tower
Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates
At Deadline
Professor Gwathmey, Your 9/11 Memorial, Demolition Begets Preservation, Filling Her CUP
Maya Lin burrows a minor masterwork into the heart of downtown New York
FEATURES:
There is a psychological importance to the design of educational spaces that outstrips the practical requirements of class size, locker provisions, and common rooms. And while many program needs may be more logistical than visionary, there is a higher obligation to design experiences that excite minds and encourage inquiry that is entirely up to the architect. AN looks at six newly completed education projects, from schools in upstate New York and Los Angeles for children with special needs to new campus buildings at Barnard and City College in New York, where circulation not only connects spaces but also takes the learning experience well beyond the classroom.
Moveable Walls
AN's special products section looks at a new generation of operable walls that makes space more flexible than ever. Plus new hardware with the latest, sleekest mechanisms and high-impact doors that offer good insulation, too.
REVIEWS:
Teutonic Tome
Designing Modern Germany by Jeremy Aynsley
China Prophecy: Shanghai at the Skyscraper Museum
Urban Design for an Urban Century by Lance Jay Brown, David Dixon, and Oliver Gillham
Q&A> Jamie Smarr
The executive director of New York's Educational Construction Fund discusses the origins and rebirth of a little-known public/private initiative to add schools to developers' mixed-use projects.
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