#Boston2024: The U.S. Olympic Committee announced Thursday evening that Boston was selected as the nation's candidate to host the 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., were the three other finalist cities. But this doesn't (yet) mean that Boston will host the games. The International Olympic Committee won't pick the 2024 city until 2017. [NPR]

ICYMI: The American Institute of Architects announced the winners of the 2015 Honor Awards in Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Regional & Urban Design. The Institute also awarded the Twenty-Five Year Award to the Broadgate Exchange House by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

Instagram of the Day:

The skylight. National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. Architect: John Russell Pope.

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Happy birthday to architect Massimiliano Fuksas, Hon. FAIA, who turns 71 today. The co-head of Studio Fuksas spoke with ARCHITECT last month about luxury in architecture. [ARCHITECT]

Five More Stories for Friday:  

A 1912 Barcelona mansion on Avenida Tibidabo is listed for the equivalent of $15.6 million. [The New York Times]

Writer F. Philip Barash outlines what is at stake for Chicago as it gears up for the Chicago Architecture Biennial. [Crain's Chicago Business]

Wichita, Kan., architects Justin Parks, AIA, and Chad Voth, AIA, formed a new firm: Parks + Voth Architecture. [Wichita Business Journal]

The Polo Bar, Ralph Lauren's first restaurant in New York City, opens this weekend. As the name suggests, diners will be enjoying their meals surrounded by equestrian art and saddle leather. [Hypebeast]

Photos of little cabins constructed with under $60,000, from a book Cabins by Philip Jodidio (Taschen, 2014). [Slate]

Step Up, Step Down:

The Detroit Institute of Art's director Graham W. J. Beal announced he will be retiring in June. [The New York Times]

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) director Thom Collins will be leaving in March to become executive director and president of the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia. [PAMM; UnBeige]

Awards: Enter Now!

The AIA's COTE Top Ten and Top Ten + Awards recognize innovative projects that incorporate sustainable design strategies, while educating the profession and the public about the increased value of buildings that protect the environment. Submissions are due Jan. 26.

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