Quote of the Day: "Built in the 1920s, the building has shed its name like a corn husk several times over the years."—Reporter Brittny Mejia writing about a tamale-shaped building in East Los Angeles. [Los Angeles Times]
Tweet of the Day:
Farewell 4 now: Ruth Asawa fountain departs Union Square to make way for Apple store. (Photo by Laurence Cuneo). pic.twitter.com/uLTWuMuTIV— John King (@JohnKingSFChron) May 22, 2015
Instagram of the Day:
Photograph by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz / @thephotosociety New York City rises like the land of Oz behind the newly landscaped Governors Island, which features 30 acres of a new park designed by West 8 Urban Design. The island is public land, administered partly by the U.S. government and partly by the city under a proviso that no permanent residences or casinos will be permitted there. For more views of New York City from above go to @NewYorkAirBook
Four More Stories for Tuesday:
The Brooklyn Academy of Music recently installed five murals by the late architect Michael Graves. [The New York Times]
A Chinese online game company built an office building shaped like Star Trek's USS Enterprise spaceship. [The Wall Street Journal]
Next City interviews the National Trust for Historic Preservation's CEO and president, Stephanie Meeks. [Next City]
An interactive map of historic New York City photos. [Fast Company's Co.Design]
Awards: Enter Now!
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.
AIA|DC’s Emerging Architects Committee is holding its second annual Thesis Showcase. Graduates from accredited architectural degree programs (B.Arch. and M.Arch) in the last three years who have completed a thesis project are eligible to apply. Submissions are due July 1.
Registration is open for Blank Space’s new international competition, Dear Architecture. Submissions are due July 24.
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