Photo of the Day: A design of the San Francisco tower by Chicago-based architect Jeanne Gang, FAIA, was revealed Thursday. The residential skyscraper would top out at 400 feet tall at Folsom and Spear Streets. [San Francisco Chronicle]

5 More Stories for Friday:

There's a pool installed in the middle of the Mojave desert. West Hollywood's MAK Center for Art and Architecture will tell you where to find it. [Los Angeles Times]

A device that converts an office chair into a standing desk. [Fast Co.Exist]

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture's Nordstrom Tower in New York will be just one foot shorter than 1WTC. [New York Magazine]

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing Thursday on the State Department's policies on designing American embassies.

The Commission on Chicago Landmarks unanimously approved the Chicago Cub's revised $575 million Wrigley Field renovation plans. But the Cubs could face a lawsuit from owners of surrounding rooftop seating who say proposed signage violates a contract with the club. [Chicago Tribune]

Step Up, Step Down:

Richard Graves, AIA, became the new director for the Center for Sustainable Building Research (CSBR), at the University of Minnesota College of Design. Graves also became an associate professor of architecture. [University of Minnesota]

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