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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Into the future – The Boston Globe

Robert Campbell in a recent The Boston Globe looks into “What changes could coming years bring to Boston’s landscape? We asked the Globe’s architecture critic to gaze into his crystal ball and tell us the shape of things to come.”

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Robert Mangurian and Mary-Ann Ray Lecture – April 6 – AIANY

The AIA New York Chapter, in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Architecture and the London School of Economics, is welcoming Robert Mangurian and Mary-Ann Ray, 2008-2009 Stirling Lecturers, to the Center for Architecture on April 6, 2009. Winning the James Stirling Lectures on the City competition for their proposal “CAOCHANGDI Urban Rural Conundrums: Off Center People’s Space in the Early 21st Century Republic of China – A Model for the Momentous Project of the New Socialist Village,” the Studio Works principals will be discussing the dynamic social and economic conditions of Caochangdi, one of nearly 500 urban villages in the city of Beijing.

Continuing education credits are being offered. The lecture is free for AIANY members and $10 for nonmembers.

For more information regarding Robert Mangurian, Mary-Ann Ray, their proposal, Studio Works, or the James Stirling Memorial Lectures on the City competition, please visit the AIA New York Chapter online calendar.

First trees planted at new City Park Den Helder – West 8

West 8 reports

“Construction is moving along at the new City Park designed by West 8 for Zeestad CV/BV in Den Helder, The Netherlands. The first of 69 Elms were planted as part of the first phase of implementation.

This new park is part of West 8’s design for the revitalization of the Den Helder city center.”

SOURCE: West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture / news / First trees planted at new City Park Den Helder

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