Issue No.122 // 21 December 2007
 
Goodbye 2007...

WAN reflects on this year's top stories

In July, WAN revealed one the most intriguing architectural stories of the year with some of the world's most prolific architects coming together on the 10th floor of number 7 World Trade Centre to co-ordinate this huge project. Emotion, controversy, acrimony and tension have all been components of the WTC reconstruction, but here we saw a team working together in an effort to meet a “punishing schedule. Aptly nicknamed Silverstein’s “War Room" WAN had the privilege of entering and recording an excusive podcast with Richard Paul of Rogers Stirk Harbour. Now, six years on from 911, the shift of focus has moved from shock and horror through grief then legal acrimony and finally towards the future and hope .............more

DECEMBER - Plans revealed for Hudsons Rail Yards
One of the last stories of 2007 featured five teams competing to develop a 26-acre site owned by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority located in Midtown Manhattan. The teams are: the Durst Organization and Vornado Realty .............more

NOVEMBER - A new rail experience at St Pancras
The long awaited Eurostar terminus opened at St Pancras station in London. The new station replaced the original at Waterloo and sits at the end of the new high speed Channel Tunnel Rail Link(CTRL). The entire project .............more

OCTOBER - Saw the Best of British going overseas
The UK’s most prestigious architecture award, the Stirling Prize went to David Chipperfield for his Museum of Modern Literature in Germany, fuelling doubts about whether the UK can commission good architecture. Why is it that .............more

JULY - SOM's Burj Dubai offically the tallest building
This month saw the Burj Dubai crowned as the tallest building in the world. Burj Dubai was now taller than Taipei 101 in Taiwan, which at 508 metres (1,667 ft) has held the tallest-building-in-the-world title since it opened in 2004. Burj Dubai has now .............more

JANUARY - House of the Year award goes to Poland
Judging for WAN's annual award took place in the prestigious surroundings of the Royal Academy in London. Poland based KWK Promes architects won with their original design for "Aatrial House" ........more

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