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Model maker Helga Mueller restores a miniature Statue of Liberty at the landscape park Miniwelt (Miniworld) in Lichtenstein, eastern Germany. Miniwelt presents about 100 original and true-to detail buildings and technical facilities at a 1:25 scale.
Jens Meyer/AP Photos Model maker Helga Mueller restores a miniature Statue of Liberty at the landscape park Miniwelt (Miniworld) in Lichtenstein, eastern Germany. Miniwelt presents about 100 original and true-to detail buildings and technical facilities at a 1:25 scale.


From the Magazine: KieranTimberlake's new Sandbox is a model of 21st-century office space. [ARCHITECT]

ICYMI: Newly elected AIA 2016 first vice president / 2017 president-elect Thomas Vonier, FAIA, talks about his priorities for leading the Institute, and the April Architecture Billings Index slipped into negative territory.

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Four More Stories for Thursday:

Gensler's Boston branch has expanded to another floor, and is looking to hire another 20 employees in the upcoming year. [Boston Business Journal]

Stanton Architecture submitted a preliminary application for a 181-room hotel in San Francisco's SoMa neighborhood. At the same time, the city's Moscone Convention Center is kicking off a $350 million expansion nearby. [San Francisco Business Times]

A look back at how Henry Cobb, FAIA, the architect of Boston's Hancock Tower, became a visionary. [The Boston Globe]

In addition to troubles with Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, FAIA, the Port Authority is also at odds with David Childs, FAIA, the top designer for the New York office of Skidmore Owings & Merrill, the firm that designed One World Trade Center. [The Wall Street Journal]

Awards: Enter Now!

The 2015 World Architecture Festival Awards is accepting entries through tomorrow, May 22.

The Portland chapter of the AIA is accepting entries for Stitch II, a competition challenging students and emerging designers to propose ideas for re-purposing space under a bridge on Interstate 405. Proposals are due June 1.

Bentley is accepting entries for it annual Be Inspired Awards competition, which celebrates innovative infrastructure design, engineering, construction, and operation. Submissions are due June 5.

Registration is open for Blank Space’s new international competition, Dear Architecture. Submissions are due July 24.

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