Photo of the Day:

Chinese workers are building a giant steel carp in preparation for the 2015 Harbin Ice and Snow World in Harbin city, northeast China's Heilongjiang province. The fish, 40 meters long, 10 meters wide and 13 meters tall, will feature an ice slide inside to entertain visitors and will be applied by the organizer for a Guinness World Record as the world's biggest steel-made carp.
Cheng Qiang/Imaginechina via AP Images Chinese workers are building a giant steel carp in preparation for the 2015 Harbin Ice and Snow World in Harbin city, northeast China's Heilongjiang province. The fish, 40 meters long, 10 meters wide and 13 meters tall, will feature an ice slide inside to entertain visitors and will be applied by the organizer for a Guinness World Record as the world's biggest steel-made carp.


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Happy birthday to Paul Goldberger, Hon. AIA. The architectural critic turns 64 today.

Six More Stories for Thursday:

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Step Up, Step Down:

Seattle-based NBBJ appointed Juli Cook as chief operating officer.

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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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