ICYMI: Columnist Aaron Betsky reviews an exhibition on Latin American architecture, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards releases data on how the profession is changing, a forthcoming book features photos of the former Domino Sugar Refinery, and Paris city council members approves Herzog & de Meuron’s Tour Triangle.

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Five More Stories for Wednesday: 

Peruvian artist Grimanesa Amoros has created “Golden Waters,” an LED tube art installation that spans over the body of the Arizona Canal in Scottsdale, Ariz. [The Huffington Post]

Despite Legos' efforts to make its plastic building blocks more sustainable, the toy may never be eco-friendly. [Wired]

A brief, animated history of transportation. [The Atlantic]

Four reasons why design firms aren't growing. [Fast Company's Co.Design]

A recent architecture school graduate used 8,500 recycled beer bottles to construct an office building. [The Independent]

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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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