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A man wears a mask during heavy smog in Beijing last month. OMA's CCTV building stands in the background.
Kevin Frayer/Getty Images A man wears a mask during heavy smog in Beijing last month. OMA's CCTV building stands in the background.

From the Magazine: Editor-in-chief Ned Cramer's holiday wish list includes a congress that works, net neutrality, a new title for "intern"—and Aunt Kathy's homemade caramels. [ARCHITECT]

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ICYMI:  Zaha Hadid Architects was commissioned to design the Bee'ah Headquarters in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The Van Alen Institute unveiled a new street-level addition by Collective-LOK.

Video of the Day: Architect Judith Edelman, who died in October at 91, in a 1975 Sesame Street piece. [The Missing 32% Project; h/t Alexandra Lange]

Eight More Stories for Friday:

Florida architect Don Zimmer died at 71. [Sun Sentinel]

Architectural plans believed to be hand-drawn by King George III have surfaced. [The New York Times]

The Chicago Architecture Biennial is holding a competition to design a lakefront kiosk. Submissions are due on March 23. [Chicago Architecture Biennial]

Ecovative has created a mycelium Grow it Yourself kit. [Wired]

Legos: a fun tool to learn about urban planning or just a toy? [The Guardian]

Jeff Sutton and GGP are buying New York's Crown Building, days after it went on the market, for about $1.75 billion. [Bloomberg]

Investigators from the the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have declared that last week's fire at an under-construction Los Angeles apartment building was "incendiary," or set on purpose. [Los Angeles Times]

New York Fashion Week will not be held at Lincoln Center after February. [Women's Wear Daily]

Awards: Enter Now!

The AIA's COTE Top Ten and Top Ten + Awards recognize innovative projects that incorporate sustainable design strategies, while educating the profession and the public about the increased value of buildings that protect the environment. Submissions are due Jan. 26.

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