Photo of the Day:
ICYMI: The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) announces the winners and finalists of its 2015 CTBUH Annual Awards program, Design With Company completes project for Ragdale Ring Competition, and seven firms create their own versions of Arne Jacobsen's "Sevener."
Number of the Day: 451 pairs of salvaged lumber bookends from Thom Mayne, FAIA's deconstruction of author Ray Bradbury's house are now sold out. [The ReUse People of America]
Five More Stories for Friday:
The world's most terrifying hotel room, probably. [WebUrbanist]
Article 25, an architecture charity based in the United Kingdom, has a £200,000 ($307,726) hole in its books. [Dezeen]
The Commission on Chicago Landmarks gave Bertrand Goldberg's Marina City preliminary landmark status. [Chicago Tribune]
In 2013, a Chinese developer broke ground on what was supposed to surpass the Burj Khalifa to become the world's tallest building. Fortune examines why, two years later, the plan hasn't progressed. [Fortune]
The National Capital Planning Commission approved the Kennedy Center expansion by Steven Holl Architects, the Eisenhower Memorial by Frank Gehry, FAIA, and Vietnam Veterans Memorial Visitor Center by Ennead Architects. [Washington Business Journal]
Step Up, Step Down:
St. Louis firm V Three Studios announced the hire of architect Leif Hauser. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
Leo A Daly announced that Matthew C. Johnson, AIA, joined its Minneapolis office as managing principal.
Awards: Enter Now!
An open, international competition has begun for a World War I Memorial on a 1.8-acre site within Washington, D.C.’s Pershing Park. Stage 1 design entries are due July 21.
Registration is open for Blank Space’s new international competition, Dear Architecture. Submissions are due July 24.
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