Orange County Great Park

November 30, 2007,AEDT

In another small step toward the construction of the Orange County Great Park, Irvine will spend $14 million during the next year and a half to spruce up the area around the tethered orange balloon ride that opened this summer by surrounding it with five acres of grass, shade trees, | Read More

Wall Street 9/11 Memorial Fountain

November 29, 2007,AEDT

What could be simpler than a glass bowl? Actually, when it is the nine-foot bowl of an outdoor fountain, just about anything could be simpler. “It proved to be a lot more difficult in the execution than anybody imagined,” said Adrian Benepe, commissioner of the Department of Parks and Recreation. | Read More

Day of reckoning comes for Washington Square Park

November 29, 2007,AEDT

GREENWICH VILLAGE. Robert Moses had to quit trying to remake Washington Square Park after decades of protest. Yet the Bloomberg administration is now closing in on Moses’ goal by keeping its redesign under wraps for nearly three years. The last of several lawsuits aimed at stopping the plan is expected | Read More

Seven win Designers of the Year awards

November 28, 2007,AEDT

ARCHITECT Mok Wei Wei of W Architects has become synonymous with designing buildings that are sensitive to their surroundings. Mr Ban Yinh Jheow is the founder of toy company Stikfas, a multi-million-dollar enterprise famed for its three-inch-tall plastic action figures. Then there is Paris-based fashion designer Andrew Gn, arguably Singapore’s | Read More

The politics of remembering Ground Zero

November 26, 2007,AEDT

NEW YORK – Michael Arad achieved the dream of many architects: He won the competition to design the memorial to the victims of September 11, 2001, in Manhattan. If he had thought, somewhat naively, that his plans would be implemented in the format he envisioned, he was quickly disillusioned. Arad, | Read More

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