30 July 2009
The very, very good news is that the USA Pavilion is officially moving forward -- with a signed participation agreement between the US Fed and the Shanghai Expo, an official groundbreaking in Shanghai on July 17, and a first-rate project team headed by Nick Winslow and Ellen Eliasoph, with veteran expo designers Bob Rogers of BRC Imagination Arts and Clive Grout of Clive Grout Architect.
I've written two articles about it, both published on Blooloop:
July 16: USA Pavilion Groundbreaking in Shanghai shares the details of the project's graduation to official status
July 30: Not an Architectural Handstand focuses on the sustainable design of the pavilion
Also of interest is Knute Berger's July 24 article on Crosscut, "Chinese Puzzle," about the diligent efforts of US Commerce Secretary Gary Locke (third from left in the picture above) to galvanize support for the USA Pavilion.
The USA Pavilion official website is here.