Photo of the Day:

The Atomium in Brussels decorated in support of Belgium's soccer team at the World Cup.
Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Associated Press The Atomium in Brussels decorated in support of Belgium's soccer team at the World Cup.

ICYMI: Donald Trump attacked Chicago Tribune critic Blair Kamin on Twitter Thursday in response to Kamin's criticism of the letters Trump is installing on his Chicago tower. [ARCHITECT]

Number of the Day: $421,123—The amount the Mayor's Fund of NYC has raised for victims of the East Harlem building explosion in March. [New York Daily News]

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7 More Stories for Friday:

New York architect and interior designer Julius Panero died at age 85. Panero was a principal at Panero Zelnik Associates, Architects/Interior Designers and a professor of interior design at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). [The Riverdale Press]

Milieu's executive editor David Masello writes an op-ed in The New York Times in protest of the Frick Collection's expansion: "The Frick was not supposed to need any more room. Its collection was mostly complete when the house was finished in 1914." [The New York Times]

The Chicago Housing Authority selected Solomon Cordwell Buentz to revamp the city's Roosevelt Square. [DNAinfo Chicago]

A new hotel in London has a $4,200 room inside a robot sculpture. [CityLab]

Classical New York architect Peter Pennoyer, FAIA, on his favorite buildings in the Big Apple. [New York Post]

A Pablo Picasso stage curtain, the biggest piece by the artist in the country, will be moved from the Seagram Building to the New-York Historical Society. [The New York Times]

Swedish firm Belatchew Arkitekter has imagined buildings for bug farming in Stockholm. [CityLab]

Step Up, Step Down:

Robert Siegel, AIA, joins Gensler as a design director in the New York office. His firm, Robert Siegel Architects, will close August 31.

HOK interior design leaders Kirsten Fordyce-Wheeler and Daniel Herriott are relocating to the firm’s San Francisco office after working in Doha, Qatar, and London, respectively.

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