Photo of the Day:

The 'HippopoThames' sculpture is towed past the London Eye. Florentijn Hofman, a Dutch artist known for his giant Rubber Duck project, designed the 69-foot-long hippo for the River Thames. The artwork was inspired by research from the National History Museum that found hippos once occupied the river.
Nick Ansell/PA Wire via Associated Press The 'HippopoThames' sculpture is towed past the London Eye. Florentijn Hofman, a Dutch artist known for his giant Rubber Duck project, designed the 69-foot-long hippo for the River Thames. The artwork was inspired by research from the National History Museum that found hippos once occupied the river.

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Word of the Day: "Shoffice." [The Wall Street Journal]

Happy birthday to architect Louis Sullivan, known as the "father of the skyscraper," who was born on this day in 1856.

Seven More Stories for Wednesday:

A new Berlin monument honors the roughly 300,000 disabled people killed by the Nazis. [The New York Times]

San Francisco is offering incentives for turning empty lots into urban farms. [NBC Bay Area]

Infrastructure in Los Angeles is crumbling. [The New York Times]

Illustrator Federico Babina* has a new collection. [Designboom]

The sinkhole at Kentucky's National Corvette Museum will not be preserved. [NPR]

The California legislature adopted bills that would establish the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, regulating groundwater for the first time in the state's history. [JD Supra]

Kansas City, Mo.–based architecture firm BNIM announced its move from the historic Kansas City Power and Light Building to the TWA Building in the Crossroads district. [The Kansas City Star]

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*Correction: An earlier version of this article misspelled Federico Babina's name.