Issue No.301 // 07 September 2010
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Exclusive - WAN overboard
Wade Zimmerman

WAN photographer risks life and limb to bring you these exclusive images from NYC...

WAN is delighted to bring you these exclusive update images of Frank Gehry’s 1.1million sq ft Beekman Tower. A multi-storey mixed-use facility, the wrinkled stainless steel façade is signature Gehry and towers above its neighbours at 76 storeys high. Our fearless photographer, Wade Zimmerman, almost managed to get himself banged up on this mission, receiving a stern warning from New York’s finest after trespassing into a restricted area of police headquarters to get the best angles. Luckily the smooth-talking maverick managed to skip out, enabling us to bring you these fantastic images of the shimmering Beekman Tower......more

History comes full circle
Libeskind chosen for memorial sculpture for Jewish refugees on the MS St. Louis: The MS St. Louis set sail from Hamburg to Cuba in 1936 harbouring over 930 Jewish refugees seeking asylum from Nazi persecution. On arrival, the ship was turned away......more

Zaha fever spreads to Baghdad
Hadid receives first commission in Iraq with Central Bank Headquarters in Baghdad: Despite soaring to the dizzy heights of fame with projects such as MAXXI Museum in Rome, the Aquatics Centre for the London 2012 Olympic Games and Stone.....more

Cranked shape for a new link
Alfa Polaris designs new footbridge to merge two previously divided neighbourhoods: The construction of the Can Gilli Footbridge was an old claim of the inhabitants of two neighbourhoods separated from one another by the trench of the BV-1432......more

All that glitters...
SOM celebrate completion of China World Trade Tower in Beijing's CBD: Yesterday Skidmore, Owings & Mettill LLP (SOM) and China World Trade Center Co. Ltd., officially opened the China World Trade Tower after the successful completion of the third......more

SAK thrust into limelight
Design by Studio Architektoniczne Kwadrat chosen for Museum of the Second World War: Polish firm Studio Architektoniczne Kwadrat has been officially announced as the winner of an international design competition for the Museum of the Second World......more

The future's bright...
The Miller Hull Partnership unveils designs for San Ysidro U.S. Land Port of Entry: The San Ysidro Land Port of Entry is designed to be the port of the future, not only operationally, but also in terms of high-performance buildings. Designed by architectural firm......more

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