Photo of the Day: The 2014 FIFA World Cup starts today in Brazil. Populous designed Arena das Dunas in Natal, one of three stadiums constructed for the World Cup. For more images and information about this stadium, check out ARCHITECT's Project Gallery.

Images: Populous

Quote of the Day: "It's exciting to bring high-powered architects in from outside. It flatters a city's sense of self-importance, and fosters the perception of a place as a creative hotbed. But in the long run it's wiser to nurture local talent; instead of starchitects, locatects." —Witold Rybczynski, Hon. FAIA, an ARCHITECT contributor, argues that architecture needs to go local. [The New York Times Style Magazine]

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Video of the Day: Richard Meier, FAIA, gives a tour of his Model Museum. [Nowness; h/t Gizmodo]


Number of the Day: 97 percent—The share of construction workers that are male, according to a new report from the National Women's Law Center. That's the same as they were 30 years ago. [The Washington Post]

4 More Stories for Thursday:

A list of Chicago's best architecture. [Chicagoist] Check out ARCHITECT's countdown to the AIA convention for more places to visit in the city.

Here's another take on the ginormous Trump tower letters. [Chicago Sun-Times]

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has offered up Exposition Park for the Lucas Museum of Cultural Arts in an attempt to persuade George Lucas to build the museum in his city, rather than in Chicago or San Francisco. [Chicago Tribune]

Design Museum Boston has a new location on the waterfront. [The Boston Globe]

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