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.
Coleman Partners and Perkins+Will selected for first Water Campus building in Baton Rouge, La. [The Advocate]
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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