Issue No.351 // 13 September 2011
 
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Sharon McHugh reflects on the humanising of the Big Apple

As we approached the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks at Ground Zero, much of the focus was naturally on rebuilding the 16-acre site and on remembering those who were tragically killed there. But steps away from this hallowed ground, the area has rebounded in ways not previously imaginable. In the wake of 9/11, Lower Manhattan has become a vibrant neighborhood teeming with new residents and tourists, new restaurants, shops and cultural facilities. Indeed, the area has undergone a remarkable rebirth and has the potential to become one of the great urban centers of the world. This transformation is the direct.....more

Up high down under
Australia's most ecological high rise office tower stands proud in Sydney: 1 Bligh office tower, designed by ingenhoven architects + architectus, was inaugurated by Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard last week. The architects were commissioned to......more

Upward spiral for Taipei's art scene
ZERAFA ARCHITECTURE STUDIO reveal proposal for New Taipei City Museum of Art: New-York based firm ZERAFA ARCHITECTURE STUDIO have revealed their proposal for the design of the New Taipei City Museum of Art (NTCArt) in Taiwan. The design......more

After the storm
New base for firm that focuses its long-term efforts on rebuilding city lost to Hurricane Katrina: unabridged Architecture, a Mississippi-based firm which specialises in sustainable recovery from 2005's Hurricane Katrina, have recently constructed......more

Sunny outlook for effective healthcare
Devereux Architects completes mental health unit designed to improve patient wellbeing: A new mental health unit which aims to improve patient wellbeing through its architectural design has been completed by Devereux Architects. Sunflowers Court......more

How to make concrete beautiful
Innovative concrete pavilion to host exhibition at London Design Festival: London-based Timothy Hatton Architects (THA) are collaborating with Concrete Canvas to construct a free-standing pavilion for this year's London Design Festival. At 7 x 8......more

King memorial opens on the National Mall
A memorial dedicated to struggle struggles to open: How ironic that a memorial dedicated to struggle struggled to open. But such was the fate of the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial, the latest monument to grace America's National Mall in Washington D.C. The......more

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