Photo of the Day:
Walt Disney's $5.5 billion amusement park in Shanghai, previously scheduled to open by the end of 2015, will open in the first half of 2016, reports The Wall Street Journal. Disney has been planning the park since the 1990s and signed a letter of intent in 2002 with the local government to open it by 2008. The company faced a series of setbacks in the process, however, and construction didn't start until 2011. The below image is one park building currently under construction. [The Wall Street Journal]
From the Magazine: Collaborating with established firms, universities, and nonprofit organizations can lend legitimacy to rookie firms—and with that comes more clients, projects, and opportunities. [ARCHITECT]
ICYMI: We showcased six cold-weather projects representing the six more weeks of winter that Punxsutawney Phil predicted on Groundhog Day, the Design Council named 70 rising British designers, and a new exhibition opens at the Leica Gallery Los Angeles with pieces with Daniel Arsham and James Law.
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Video of the Day:
Time-lapse of the demolition of Prentice Women's Hospital in Chicago. [h/t Blair Kamin]
Eight More Stories for Tuesday:
Johannesburg is starting construction this month on a $7-million pedestrian and bicycle bridge, part of the "Corridors of Freedom" initiatives. [CityLab]
The family trust of late entertainer Dean Martin wants $50,000 in licensing fees from the owner of the Las Vegas hotel SLS, which used pictures of him in its carpets. [Las Vegas Sun]
Google’s mapping tool Earth Pro is now completely free, down from $399 for the subscription. [TechCrunch]
Professor Michael Hays moderates a panel discussion tonight, "Writing Architecture," at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Panelists include Christopher Hawthorne, Florencia Rodriguez, Michael Sorkin, and Oliver Wainwright. [Harvard Graduate School of Design]
University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture dean Peter MacKeith, Assoc. AIA, on education and the job market for graduating students. [Arkansas Business]
Paper models of London's Brutalist architecture. [Behance]
Step Up, Step Down:
Dallas firm 5Gstudio_collaborative created a special design branch to take on entertainment projects, like movie theaters and sports facilities. The new operation is led by Rick Walker, a new 5G partner who joined the firm from Dallas-based Beck Architecture. [The Dallas Morning News]
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