Photos of the Day:

  • Frank Lloyd Wright's Blossom House built in 1892

    Credit: Coldwell Banker

    Frank Lloyd Wright's Blossom House built in 1892
  • Frank Lloyd Wright's McArthur House built in 1892

    Credit: Coldwell Banker

    Frank Lloyd Wright's McArthur House built in 1892

A proposal to restore and convert two Frank Lloyd Wright–designed houses in Chicago into bed and breakfasts is getting mixed responses. [Chicago Tribune]

Quote of the Day: "The starchitects have arrived; no question" —John Rahaim, San Francisco's planning director. [SFGate]

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Happy Birthday to Jacques Herzog, Hon. FAIA, of Herzog & de Meuron on Saturday.

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Salt Lake City's new federal courthouse, designed by New York's Thomas Phifer and Partners, opened last week to polarized opinions. [The Salt Lake Tribune]

Moore, Okla. became the first U.S. city to adopt residential building codes designed specifically to prevent extensive tornado damage. One of the requirements is for houses to withstand 135-mph winds. [NBC News]

The New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman proposes a streetcar—New York's "desire line"—that would link Queens and Brooklyn. [The New York Times]

An architecture firm is measuring the heights of Manhattan buildings via a large balloon rigged with cameras. [CBS New York]

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