Photo of the Day:
On the 20th anniversary of the GSA Design Excellence Program, the GSA honored 20 federal buildings that exemplify the nation's best in design. Some of the award-winning buildings include the Edith Green Wendell Wyatt Federal Building and the U.S. Land Port of Entry.
Quote of the Day: "We know we still have challenges to overcome in order to be considered among the top international cities in the world. That's why we are eager to extend legendary Texas hospitality to the multinational innovators from whom we hope to learn this summer." -Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings on his "embracing opportunity" with the New Cities Foundation
Tweet of the Day:
Number of the Day—2,123: The number of housing units that opened in San Francisco in the first quarter of 2014 [The San Francisco Examiner]
Map of the Day: New York City has a new interactive map for sharing experiences in the city's streets, with markers for double parking, jaywalking, speeding, and other dangerous activity. [Vision Zero]
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4 More Stories for Thursday:
Architect Frederic Schwartz, designer of the New Jersey Sept. 11th memorial, passed away earlier this week. [The New York Times]
The new four-floor building for the Dubai Police Museum will be shaped like a giant police hat. [Gulf News]
One Santa Clara, Calif. family painted their house to look like the pastel Victorian from the movie Up, although their neighbors aren't too pleased with the Pixar-inspired structure. [Time]
Dan Graham with landscape architect Günther Vogt installed "Hedge Two-Way Mirror Walkabout" on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. [The New York Times]
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Note: We have corrected this post to indicate that the "Hedge Two-Way Mirror Walkabout" was installed on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, not MoMA as originally stated.