Photo of the Day: San Francisco's Coit Tower reopens after $1.7 million restoration. [San Francisco Chronicle]

Credit: Associated Press

Guardian Troll: A troll statue was installed on the new span of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, at the spot where broken bolts were discovered last year. An article in the San Francisco Chronicle notes: "...since the traditional job of trolls is to oversee and protect bridges, we can guess his home was strategically selected to ensure the longevity and safety of the $6.4 billion span." [San Francisco Chronicle]

ICYMI: Today is the dedication ceremony for the National September 11 Memorial Museum and Pavilion. [ARCHITECT]

More on Academy Museum: Critic Christopher Hawthorne argues that the exit of Zoltan Pali, FAIA, could buy the Academy Museum project some much-needed time to reevaluate the design. He writes, "A wholesale reassessment would mean pushing back the groundbreaking to 2015. That in turn would require the academy to be more forthright about the missteps it's already made." And he continues, "The academy should stop worrying about public-relations fallout and admit that the design process for the museum needs more time. It should announce that it is taking at least six months to take stock." [Los Angeles Times]

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Infographic of the Day: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's planning blog posted an infographic comparing D.C.'s public transit modes. [DCist]

Credit: PlanItMetro

4 More Stories for Thursday:

ABC News changes the name of the New York City headquarters to the Barbara Walters Building, in light of her imminent retirement. [New York Daily News]

Washington, D.C., real estate owners are questioning the city's new method of assessing large office buildings that will force them to pay more taxes starting next year. [Washington Business Journal]

Two days after the Washington Monument reopened, the tower's elevator broke down, leaving visitors stuck on the observation deck. [The Washington Post]

Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village in Manhattan are in the early stages of a much-anticipated sale. [Wall Street Journal]

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