Photo of the Day:

The Sydney Opera House, designed by Jørn Utzon, is lit up for the Vivid Sydney festival on May 23.

The Sydney Opera House, designed by Jørn Utzon, is lit up for the Vivid Sydney festival on May 23.

Credit: Rob Griffith/Associated Press

ICYMI: The House of Representatives successfully incorporated the Design-Build Efficiency and Jobs Act into the National Defense Authorization Act Thursday, after it was unanimously approved by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. [ARCHITECT]

Number of the Day: $300 million—Construction began this week on the $300-million entertainment complex near Disneyland, which will be "the first of its kind in the region." [Los Angeles Times]

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Infographic of the Day: Cities growing the fastest. [U.S. Census Bureau]

Credit: U.S. Census Bureau

Happy birthday to Robert A.M. Stern, FAIA. The architect and dean of the Yale School of Architecture recently co-wrote Paradise Planned: The Garden Suburb and the Modern City (The Monacelli Press, 2013).

7 More Stories for Friday:

After facing resistance from local business owners, soccer star David Beckham has presented plans for a new location for his Miami Major League Soccer stadium. The alternative site is on the waterfront near the American Airlines Arena. [Miami Herald]

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill architects Daniel Silva and Juan Porta are going to rappel 541 feet down the firm's Broadgate Tower in London for charity.

Could there be a better building material for sidewalks than concrete? [CityLab]

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced a pilot program to salvage materials in houses slated for demolition. [Next City]

The Capitol building closed after a small piece of protective padding fell from between the Rotunda walls and the scaffolding. [The Washington Post]

A listicle of the "architecture of tomorrow." [The Huffington Post]

Critic John King on the changing Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco. [San Francisco Chronicle]

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