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IN THIS ISSUE 20_12.02.2009
CONTENTS:
NEWS:
MIT in bubbly bid for London Olympic tower
DOT shuts down vulnerable Champlain crossing
As winter looms, East River water taxis can't stay afloat
New York landmarks commission saves one Auto Row building, junks another
Editorial> Mind Over Matter
The recent WPA 2.0 competition and conference in Washington, D.C., suggested that grand infrastructural visions must begin with small-scale, collaborative work, writes William Menking.
Letters
Not so Grand, Here's to Halprin
GSA doles out major modeling contracts to ten firms
Eavesdrop> Sara Hart
Norbert Has Left the Building, The Pope and the Architects, Got the Uglies
Opia by Jordan Mozer and Associates
Jazzing Up Johnson
Lincoln Center's State Theater receives artful renovation
Studio Visit> Balmori Associates
City reaches deal with developer, but new theme park years off
Rome's new museum of art and architecture is big, bold, and empty
In Detail> John Jay College of Criminal Justice
SOM with Leslie E. Robertson Associates
At Deadline
You Lose Some, You Win Some; Gehry Tops Out; Oy! What Were They Thinking?
FEATURES:
Not since railroads started laying tracks across the country have technology and transportation been at such a wide-open crossroads. The opportunities for developing new modes that are more efficient, more sustainable, and even faster are lining up behind the concept known as Personal Rapid Transit. Aaron Seward takes a test drive through transportation's alluring future.
Bountiful Books
The editors of AN pored over the architecture books of the season to bring you our definitive list of the most intriguing, compelling, seriously gorgeous, data-driven, cool, and fascinating books -- in our opinion. Read on!
REVIEWS:
Company Man
Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future at the Museum of the City of New York
Building Blocks
Bunker Archeology by Paul Virilio
The ASLA's Sustainable Sites Initiative can extend New York's green streak to a wide range of urban landscapes
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