Project of the Day: Designed by GMP Architekten, Arena da Amazônia in Manaus, Brazil, will host several 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil matches.

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ICYMI: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is set to design what will become the tallest tower in Scandinavia. [ARCHITECT] Jon Stewart took on Chicago's "Signfeud." [ARCHITECT]

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Number of the Day: $697 million—The amount Citigroup just paid to buy the most expensive office tower sold in Hong Kong. [Bloomberg]

6 More Stories for Thursday:

Yale's Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library will close next year for a 16-month renovation. [YaleNews]

It's not an "alien snail" or a "metallic armadillo"—it's the new headquarters of the Pathé Foundation designed by Renzo Piano, Hon. FAIA. [The Huffington Post]

A retrospective on Knud Lonberg-Holm, "the invisible architect of invisible architecture." [Metropolis]

Londoners oppose "hostile architecture." [Smithsonian]

Alexandra Lange on architecture magazines running building images commissioned by the architect. [Harvard Design Magazine]

Critic John King says the most recent designs for San Francisco's Moscone Convention Center expansion, by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Mark Cavagnero Associates, "use a variety of tools to soften what was shaping up to be a sleek but sterile behemoth." [San Francisco Chronicle]

Step Up, Step Down:

Asheshh Saheba is joining the San Francisco office of Steinberg as principal.

Peter Schlosser joins the San Francisco office of Stantec as senior principal.

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