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ICYMI: Nemetschek, the maker of Vectorworks, acquired Bluebeam Software. [ARCHITECT] Washington, D.C.'s Historic Preservation Review Board struck down the latest designs for redeveloping the city's Carnegie Library. [ARCHITECT]
Numbers of the Day: $150—the amount you'll be fined if you get caught scaling the Aspen Art Museum, designed by Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban, Hon. FAIA. But a local artist is offering $500 for finishing the ascent. [Artnet] Or you could just watch a video tour of the museum. [ARCHITECT]
Tweet of the Day:
In a flagrant display of brutal irony, my son is currently dating an architect.
— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) October 3, 2014
[Ed. note: Actor Jason Alexander played George Costanza on the television show Seinfeld. His character often pretended to be an architect.]
Happy birthday to Le Corbusier, who was born on this day in 1887. The Swiss-French architect has been an inspiration to many, including rapper Kanye West.
Nine More Stories for Monday:
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Robert F. Carr Memorial Chapel of St. Savior at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago was rededicated after a restoration by the city's Harboe Architects. [Chicago Tribune]
A remodeling project at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport will be delayed for two weeks, which may cost the city $1.9 million. [The Arizona Republic]
The Independent names Britain's 10 greatest underrated buildings. [The Independent]
A first look inside the University of Arizona's historic Old Main building, recently renovated by Tucson, Ariz.–based Poster Frost Mirto. [KGUN 9]
A look back at the 1929 Stewart & Company (and later Bonwit Teller) store in New York, designed by Whitney Warren and Charles Wetmore. It was torn down in 1980 and the Trump Tower now stands on the site. [The New York Times]
Japan delays the demolition of its National Olympic Stadium in Tokyo in order to hold a new round of bidding. The stadium won't face the wrecking ball until at least December to make way for a new structure to host the 2020 Summer Olympics. [Reuters]
The Waldorf Astoria New York is being sold. [Chicago Tribune]
Step Up, Step Down:
Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM) added five new partners: C. Keith Boswell, FAIA; Brant E. Coletta, AIA; Laura Ettelman, AIA; Kenneth A. Lewis, AIA; and Jonathan Stein, AIA. SOM also added four directors: Javier Arizmendi, AIA; Larry Chien, AIA; Peter Kindel, AIA; Derek A.R. Moore, AIA.
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