Photo of the Day:

An interior view of the five-star White Swan Hotel, which opened on Tuesday after an extensive multi-year renovation in south China's Guangdong province.
Biao Shu/ColorChinaPhoto An interior view of the five-star White Swan Hotel, which opened on Tuesday after an extensive multi-year renovation in south China's Guangdong province.

From the Magazine: The Chicago Housing Authority releases a plan for the redevelopment of the Cabrini-Green site, signalling an end to the grand promises of urban renewal. [ARCHITECT] Witold Rybczynski, Hon. FAIA, revisits Scarborough and Massey Colleges to see how they've aged. [ARCHITECT]

ICYMI: Gensler designs a bright yellow parklet for Washington, D.C., and New York City toy store FAO Schwarz closes.


Video of the Day: John Oliver criticizes how billions in public funds are used to construct U.S. sports stadiums on his show "Last Week Tonight."


Five More Stories for Wednesday:

The Battersea Power Station chimneys in London could be transformed into giant Tesla coils. [Dezeen]

This narrow Tokyo house designed by YUUA architects makes good use of its limited space. [Designboom]

Critic Julie V. Iovine reviews the Thomas Heatherwick exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. [The Wall Street Journal]

A three-bedroom townhouse designed by Mies van der Rohe is for sale. [Curbed Detroit]

European theaters photographed from backstage. [Colossal]

Step Up, Step Down:

Boston-based Shepley Bulfinch announced Luke Voiland, AIA, and Andre Kamili, AIA, as principals. The firm also named Matt Gifford, AIA, as a director. [Shepley Bulfinch]

Australian architect Andrew J. D. Scott is the first person to successfully register in Canada through the Mutual Recognition Arrangement between Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. [Royal Architectural Institute of Canada]

La Crosse, Wis.–based TCI Architects/Engineer/Contractor is shutting its doors. [Journal Sentinel]


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.

The Chicago Architecture Foundation is hosting an ideas competition for a 241,000-square-foot Center for Architecture, Design, and Education, on a prominent downtown site near Millennium Park. The top prize is $10,000, and Chicago Public Schools students will award a special $1,000 prize. Submissions are due Sept. 9.

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