Photo of the Day:

The moon over the Cuatro Torres Business Area in Madrid, Spain, on Monday.

The moon over the Cuatro Torres Business Area in Madrid, Spain, on Monday.

Credit: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/Associated Press

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Happy birthday to French architect Jean Nouvel, Hon. FAIA, who turns 69 today.

Five More Stories for Tuesday:

Critic Blair Kamin reviews Chinese skyscrapers that resemble Chicago towers. [Chicago Tribune]

Construction on the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Chicago could dig up toxic chemicals from debris dating back to the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. [NBC Chicago]

Rebel architects design floating houses and bamboo homes to mitigate the effects of natural disasters. [The Guardian]

Architect John Lautner's Silvertop residence in Los Angeles will be listed for $7.5 million. [The Wall Street Journal]

An interview with Ron Shelby, AIA, the CEO of Arkansas firm Hight-Jackson Associates, on the firm's reconstruction efforts of Frank Lloyd Wright's Bachman Wilson House at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. [Arkansas Business]

Step Up, Step Down:

Federal Housing Administration Commissioner Carol Galante announced that she will step down this fall to join the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley. [Affordable Housing Finance]

U.K.-based lighting design practice Speirs + Major announced the promotions of Andrew Howis to managing partner, Clementine Rogers to associate partner, Philip Rose to design integrator, Satu Streatfield to design associate, and Hiroto Toyoda to senior designer. [Architectural Lighting]

San Francisco-based Auerbach + Associates announced leadership changes: Steven Friedlander has taken on the title of president, Patricia Glasow will serve as executive vice president, and Len Auerbach will continue as chairman of the board and director of design with more focus on project work rather than administrative duties. [Architectural Lighting]

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