Photo of the Day:
ICYMI: Australian firm Elenberg Fraser designed a skyscraper that is inspired by a Beyoncé music video, the Visidraft app visualizes CAD models in real time, and New York's Snarkitecture built an all-white ball pit for Washington, D.C.'s National Building Museum.
Number of the Day: 1,440—The amount of people that the New York Wheel, under construction on Staten Island, will hold. [The New York Times]
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Six More Stories for Thursday:
Yale University’s Ingalls Rink hockey stadium, designed by Eero Saarinen in 1958, has recently been restored and expanded by Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates. [Wired]
Facebook announced plans to construct its fifth data center, which will be powered entirely by wind. [Gizmodo]
Danish architect Bjarke Ingels talks about art and architecture. [Fusion]
The BBC profiles Broad Group founder Zhang Yue, the man behind a skyscraper that was built in 19 days. [BBC]
Critic Alexandra Lange argues that the Brooklyn Bridge "needs a special zoning district of its own." [Curbed]
Views of opera houses from the perspectives of those on stage. [Gizmodo]
Step Up, Step Down:
Kirsteen Mackay is the newly appointed government architect of South Australia. [InDaily]
John T. Prather, AIA, will join St. Louis firm Arcturis as a building information modeling manager and project architect.
Michael Silla has joined Skanska USA as senior vice president of its Mission Critical Center of Excellence, which focuses on best practices for building and upgrading data center facilities.
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