Skaters modify skate plaza design – Ukiah Daily Journal

Ukiah Daily Journal reports

“About 30 skateboarders fine tuned a skate plaza design created by Site Design Group and RJM Design Group for the aquatic center site.

Pro-boarder and skatepark designer Kanten Russell from Site Design Group and landscape architect John Courtney from RJM Design Group presented the plan last Thursday, which was based on input from the October design workshop.”

[SOURCE: Ukiah Daily Journal - Skaters modify skate plaza design]

What should we make of empty big-box stores? – TheStar.com

TheStar.com reports

“While we routinely mourn the disappearance of the small storefront, we rarely ask what happens to the texture of a city when a big-box store closes shop.”

SOURCE: What should we make of empty big-box stores? – TheStar.com

Park vs. parking: A Miami Beach Commission vote could sabotage an architect’s vision – Miami Herald

MiamiHerald.com special by Beth Dunlop reports

“The latest episode in this decades-long saga is unfolding now in Miami Beach, where Frank Gehry’s building for the New World Symphony is well under construction…….the Miami Beach City Commission took a preliminary vote to cancel Gehry’s contract for the design of a two-acre park that would connect the campus to Collins Avenue.”

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Woodland Park Zoo’s Entrance Get Approval For An Extreme Makeover Zoo and Aquarium Visitor News

Zoo & Aquarium Visitor reports

“Woodland Park Zoo has received a master use permit from the City of Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development for the planned new west entry, scheduled to open in 2010 to replace the current west and north entries….

Designed by the Seattle architectural firm Weinstein A|U and landscape architects Site Workshop

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Herzog & de Meuron feels pinch – Architects Journal

Architects Journal reports

“Several UK projects have been delayed, including Lord’s Cricket Ground and Portsmouth arena

Two of Herzog & de Meuron’s largest London projects have been delayed…….”

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