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Today's News - October 21, 2005

Critics (and some supporters) say USGBC LEED green building rating system needs fixing. -- It's a day of stellar shortlists for projects in Abu Dhabi, Orlando, and Denver. -- Chicago's newest skyscraper adds an "energetic but civilized skyline presence" but "lacks the black-tie elegance." -- Several scenarios for New York's Governors Island, but not much of a rush. -- Rome's' Ara Pacis opens doors for sneak-peeks. -- A British firm that "goes against the grain," offering "an escape from the dead hand of modernist theory." -- National Design Awards handed out. -- In Mauritius, an attempt to show the value of "good architecture." -- Nominations sought for 11 Most Endangered Historic Places in the U.S. -- Weekend diversions: On view: the nuts and bolts of the Denver Art Museum expansion. -- Audio/video: the first in a series of lectures on "Inventioneering Architecture." -- Readings: "The University as Urban Developer" and "Delhi, a Thousand Years of Building." -- Coming soon to the small screen: "In Search of a Soul - Building the Canadian War Museum." -- One we couldn't resist: Berlin's trash cans now say "vielen danke" (many thanks) - what a concept!




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