Photo of the Day:

Visitors walk through a five-story tunnel being constructed to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle. Progress on the two-mile tunnel that will move State Route 99 underground stalled in December after the tunnel boring machine had to be shut down for repairs, but work on tunnel walls and other structures continued. The tunnel topped a list of "11 highway boondoggles" that shouldn't be constructed, in a report released yesterday by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund. [The Seattle Times]
Ted S. Warren/Associated Press Visitors walk through a five-story tunnel being constructed to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle. Progress on the two-mile tunnel that will move State Route 99 underground stalled in December after the tunnel boring machine had to be shut down for repairs, but work on tunnel walls and other structures continued. The tunnel topped a list of "11 highway boondoggles" that shouldn't be constructed, in a report released yesterday by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund. [The Seattle Times]


ICYMI: Southern California Institute of Architecture appointed Hernan Diaz Alonso as the school's next director. [ARCHITECT]

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Chart of the Day: Apartment construction reaches a 25-year high. [The Wall Street Journal]

Seven More Stories for Friday:

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro announced the launch of a $1 billion National Disaster Resilience Competition.

Q+A with author Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen, who recently published a second edition of Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids: His Life and Ideas (Chicago Review Press, 2014). [Chicago Tribune]

Ohio's Kent State University will add a $20 million building for its Division of Institutional Advancement. [The Plain Dealer]

Artist Ai Weiwei's upcoming site-specific exhibition at Alcatraz Island began with the question: "What if I brought you a prison?" [San Francisco]

Satellite images of the Burning Man festival turned into GIFs. [TechCrunch]

A look into the history of the castle-like 455 Central Park West in New York City. Designed by architect Charles Haight and built in 1887, it formerly housed the New York Cancer Hospital. [99% Invisible]

A crowd-funding campaign for "Cards Against Urbanity: The card game for horrible places." [Kickstarter]

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