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Part of the London Design Festival, Endless Stair was designed by dRMM Architects co-founder Alex de Rijke and engineered by Arup.
Jonathan Brady/PA Wire via Associated Press Part of the London Design Festival, Endless Stair was designed by dRMM Architects co-founder Alex de Rijke and engineered by Arup.

ICYMI: Irish architects Sheila O'Donnell, Hon. FAIA, and John Tuomey, Hon. FAIA, won RIBA's 2015 Royal Gold Medal for Architecture. [ARCHITECT]

Quote of the Day: "I will not soon forget the mortifying sound of the ball methodically pummeling the building into rubble; it left us both sickened and angry. We had witnessed an execution, an execution that was unwarranted." —Critic Mark Lamster on the demolition of a building in the Dallas downtown historic district. [The Dallas Morning News]

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Video of the Day: Dancers from vertical dance group Bandaloop perform on the side of the city hall in Oakland, Calif. [Designcollector]


Infographic of the Day: The greatest works of architecture throughout history. [Fast Company's Co.Design]

Six More Stories for Thursday:

Boston and Phoenixbased firm Shepley Bulfinch renovated and moved into the south rotunda of the Phoenix Financial Center. [The Arizona Republic]

Images visualizing the impacts of climate change were projected onto United Nations buildings. [National Geographic]

Critic Carolina Miranda describes a new Los Angeles County Museum of Art exhibition design, by University of Southern California architecture professor Amy Murphy and L.A. architect Michael Maltzan, FAIA, as "the antithesis of the traditional framed-stuff-on-a-wall model." [Los Angeles Times]

This is New York City's most expensive apartment. [Bloomberg]

Critic Oliver Wainwright says "the medium trumps the message" in the 3D film Cathedrals of Culture. [The Guardian]

On subway "ghost stations." [The Guardian]

Step Up, Step Down:

Washington, D.C., Metro general manager and CEO Richard Sarles announced that he will depart in mid-January 2015. [The Washington Post]

Kaia Nesbitt becomes site design principal at the Denver office of HDR.

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