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Slug TK: As troubles mount for Citi Bike, urbanism pundits continue to weigh in with prescriptions for a better mass-transit bike-sharing program for New York. Jordan Fraade observes that the system ignores middle- and lower-income areas of New York, limiting its viability as a transit network for residents. Citi Bike is geared toward tourists instead. But this intentionally limited system appears unable to turn a profit—which should never have been set as the goal of Citi Bike in the first place. Transit isn't built to turn a profit, Fraade notes: "to set profit as the goal of any transit system, whether it’s Citi Bike or long-distance rail, is to fundamentally miss the fact that public transit should be conceived as a public good." True—though the goal of internal improvements in a city like New York taken broadly is to invest in infrastructure that makes the city more livable. A city that works more efficiently is one that works more profitably. In a sense, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is as blind to the true nature of Citi Bike as Dorothy Rabinowitz. [The Baffler]

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The Milwaukee Art Museum revealed designs for a proposed addition. The 17,000-square-foot building, designed by local architect Jim Shields of HGA Architects, is part of a $15 million-project to renovate the museum's permanent collection galleries. [Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]

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SFMOMA announced plans for a 15,500-square-foot John and Lisa Pritzker Center for Photography, which will be housed in both the new Snøhetta-designed expansion as well as the original building by Mario Botta. The expanded museum is slated to open in 2016. [SFMOMA]

The Children's Museum of Denver will undergo a $15.8 million expansion project. [The Denver Post]

Stats show that people are leaving bigger U.S. cities in favor of "B-list metros." [Bloomberg]

Here are the world’s 20 most popular real estate markets for New Yorkers. [New York Post]

A developer has applied to demolish New York’s "Ground Zero mosque." [Reuters via Chicago Tribune]

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Architect Beau A. Fey, AIA, now at the Sioux City, Ia. office of FEH Associates Inc. Architects and Engineers. [Sioux City Journal]

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