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Architecture News Roundup

Architecture News Roundup

Here's another in an ongoing series where we collect things of interest to architecture-ophiles here in North Texas.  For this issue, we have an interview with Thom Mayne, an update on the tallest building ever built, and news from an arts district to our south.

First up, Thom Mayne.  The Pritzker Price laureate is designing the Victory Park home of the Museum of Nature and Science.  (The model is in the thumbnail photo to the left.)  In the meantime, Time magazine's Richard Lacayo has an interview with Mayne about one of his latest buildings, a facility for Cooper Union in New York.

You'll have to change your flight if you have plans to attend the opening of Burj Dubai, the tallest building in the world located in the United Arab Emirates.  The new opening will be January 2010.  If you, like us, won't be headed to the more than 2,600 foot tall building (For comparison...the Wills nee Sears Tower in Chicago is a measly 1700 feet to the tip of its antenna.), there's more info and a photo here.

Seems like our neighbors to the south are trying to keep up with us and our great urban arts district.  The Houston Ballet continues construction on a $53 million headquarters building by Gensler.  Here's the scoop.

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