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Pali Exit: Zoltan Pali, FAIA, is reportedly no longer working on the Academy Museum project with Renzo Piano, Hon. FAIA. The Los Angeles museum is planned for the 1939 May Company department store building at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Critic Christopher Hawthorne criticized the design in April, noting the project has "significant, even fundamental design flaws." [Los Angeles Times]
ICYMI: Daniel Libeskind, AIA, is part of the team selected to design Canada's National Holocaust Monument. AIA and HUD announced their Secretary Awards.
Numbers of the Day—$900 million and 8: Construction costs for Brazil's Mane Garrincha World Cup stadium have tripled to $900 million, making it the world's second most expensive soccer stadium. Government auditors attribute the high costs to overpricing and fraud. Furthermore, eight workers have died during construction of these World Cup stadiums in Brazil. [The Washington Post]
Video of the Day: TechCrunch takes a tour inside Autodesk's Pier 9 workshop in San Francisco. [TechCrunch]
5 More Stories for Tuesday:
House of Cards: World champion cardstacker Bryan Berg built models of three Bucharest, Romania buildings out of playing cards. [The Guardian]
The director of the Paris Picasso Museum was dismissed after a lagging renovation that has caused the museum to be closed for five years. [ABC News]
Amsterdam firm UNStudio and Hong Kong's AD+RG will design the Lyric Theatre in Hong Kong's West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD). The schematic design is expected to be unveiled this fall, and the building is scheduled for completion by 2019.
Architect Jonathan Dyer, who designed master plans for Philadelphia and D.C. airports, died at 68. [The Philadelphia Inquirer]
Durham, N.C.–based LED lighting company Cree is expecting to shell out $17.66 million to construct a new production building. [The Herald-Sun]
Step Up, Step Down:
Eugene Cheah named design leader of Woods Bagot Lifestyle sector. [Infolink]
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