Photos of the Day: The groundbreaking for the new United States embassy in The Hague, Netherlands, was held Wednesday. The embassy was designed by Santa Monica, Calif.based Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners and is slated for completion in 2017. [U.S. Department of State]

Credit: U.S. Department of State

Credit: U.S. Department of State

Credit: U.S. Department of State

The Songs of Summer: MoMA PS1 announces the lineup for its "Warm Up 2014" outdoor music series, held in the Long Island City, N.Y., institution's courtyard space. For well over a decade, designers have been commissioned to create a courtyard installation to accompany the summer music series. This year's Young Architects Program winner is New York firm The Living, led by David Benjamin, and the firm's Hy-Fi installation will be the backdrop to this summer's concerts. [MoMA PS1]

Quote of the Day: "Three towers gave the scheme a sculptural quality," Frank Gehry, FAIA, told the Toronto Star about his latest proposal for David Mirvish's King Street West mixed-use project. "With two, it ain't there. But now I think it's more Toronto. I wanted to give it a sense of dignity. Many towers lack a sense of dignity, not just in Toronto but all over the world. They’re just tours de force standing alone. I was looking for different kind of body language. I was looking for dignity."

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4 More Stories for Thursday:

A collection of bathroom accessories that are designed to be easy for the elderly to install. [Wired]

Air traffic control towers are kind of appealing. [Gizmodo]

Studio Gang Architects designed an acoustical stage shell for Lyric Opera of Chicago. [Chicago Tribune]

The University of Manchester picks Netherlands-based Mecanoo Architecten to design the U.K. school's campus for engineering. [Mecanoo Architecten]

Step Up, Step Down:

Winston-Salem, N.C.based Walter Robbs Callahan & Pierce Architects shortened its name to Walter Robbs. [Winston-Salem Journal]

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