Photo of the Day: Developer Forest City Ratner Cos. once again is planning to cover the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York with a 130,000-square-foot green roof, which was nixed six years ago because of the expense. The roof, designed by New York's SHoP Architects, has at least two perks: it will make for a prettier view for future apartment tenants of Atlantic Yards, and also help stifle concert noise. [The Wall Street Journal]
Wunderkind: A profile of Nikolai Fedak, the 23-year-old behind the website New York YIMBY, casts his as a battle between progress and preservationists. "In a city that is knee-deep in preservationists willing to do almost anything to keep new construction from erasing the past, it might seem surprising to find a young man who has made a career out of promoting the new," the story reads. Yet it is more often provincialism, not preservation, that inspires communities to organize against growth and in favor of such anti-urban policies as mandatory parking minimums. [The New York Times]
Video of the Day: The LED lights on Philadelphia's Cira Centre displayed a massive game of Tetris this past weekend. [Associated Press]
Number of the Day—$400 million: The amount the Federal Highway Administration spends on administration costs each year, one of several factors that contribute to the cost of infrastructure projects. [The Atlantic Cities]
Happy birthday: 122 years ago today, modernist architect Richard Neutra was born. Architect Léon Krier turned 68 yesterday.
5 More Stories for Tuesday:
Architecture and Planning Group has been hired to create a master plan for a $40 billion project to build a million low-cost housing units in Egypt. [The National]
Scroll through a vision of the future for Chicago transit with this interactive thing-y. [Transit Future]
South Chicago vacant lot sales for $1—so long as you're local. [Chicago Sun-Times]
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio broke ground on Livonia Commons, the first phase in the construction of four buildings in an effort to increase affordable housing. [New York City Government]
Photographs of makeshift housing on the Albany Bulb in the Bay Area. [Slate]
Step Up, Step Down:
The 2014 Folly, from The Architectural League and Socrates Sculpture Park, goes to "SuralArk" by Jason Timberlake Austin and Aleksandr Mergold, AIA, of Austin + Mergold, based in Philadelphia.
Charles Smith becomes CEO of brick manufacturer General Shale.
SOM selected to design new building on Barnard College's campus in New York.
AIA Memphis awards Todd Walker, FAIA, their 2014 Francis Gassner Award.
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