Photo of the Day: On Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers played the first season home game in their new $1.2 billion Levi's Stadium designed by Kansas City, Mo.–based HNTB. San Francisco Chronicle architecture critic John King writes, "What rises from the hazy sprawl of Santa Clara is a triumph of structural engineering, muscular and lean, formidable enough not to be overwhelmed by a sport that wants to be an unstoppable cultural force." [San Francisco Chronicle]

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Infographic of the Day: What city infrastructure enhancements could have been bought with the value of the military equipment that the Department of Defense sent to city police departments. [Next City]

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Chart of the Day: The price and availability of affordable housing in United States cities. [Crain's Chicago Business]

Eight More Stories for Monday:

The past, present, and future of Washington, D.C.'s Union Station. [The Washington Post]

IKEA builds an apartment on a vertical billboard. [Designboom]

A look at the last two full-service U.S. carousel makers. [The Atlantic]

A couple restored their Frontenac, Mo., house, designed by midcentury modern architect Isadore Shank. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]

Things to consider when searching for an architect for your project. [The Atlanta Journal-Constitution]

New York City real estate mogul Laurence Gluck is suing architect James R. McDonough, AIA, who designed his $12.5 million mansion five feet too short. [New York Post]

CityLab staff writer (and former ARCHITECT editor) Kriston Capps calls the plans to design Washington, D.C.'s 11th Street Bridge Park the "savviest proposal for adapting outmoded infrastructure since the High Line." [CityLab]

Carnegie Hall's $230 million renovation project is opening. [The New York Times]

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