Photo of the Day: Nik Wallenda broke two world records last night in Chicago. His first stunt was an uphill walk at a 19-degree angle from the west tower of Marina City, designed by Bertrand Goldberg, to the Leo Burnett Building; the second was a blindfolded walk from Marina City's west tower to the east tower. [Chicago Tribune]
In skyscraper heaven, Bertrand Goldberg, architect of Marina City, must be loving seeing his masterpiece showcased to millions.
— Blair Kamin (@BlairKamin) November 3, 2014
ICYMI: The Fogo Island Inn in Newfoundland and Labrador plans to make its furniture collection available for purchase, and software developer Autodesk announced that it will invest up to $100 million in the 3D-printing sector.
Quote of the Day: "There is a definite connection between the logic of math and architecture—so much of the work we are doing in our office comes from my fascination with mathematical logic and geometry." —Zaha Hadid, Hon. FAIA. [CNN]
Chart of the Day: Projections for the construction industry through 2022. [The Washington Post]
Five Stories for Monday:
New York City's One World Trade Center officially opens today. [Time] Topping out at 1,776 feet tall, the Skidmore, Owings & Merrill structure is the tallest building in the United States. [ARCHITECT]
Developers Garrett Kelleher and Steve Ivankovich lost the Chicago Spire project due to not meeting an Oct. 31st deadline of paying off creditors. All that's left of the project that was meant to be Chicago's tallest skyscraper is a large hole in the ground. [Chicago Sun-Times]
Documenting Le Corbusier's creations around Europe. [The Boston Globe]
Soho China, the Beijing real estate developer, formally opened Sky Soho, a Shanghai building designed by Zaha Hadid, Hon. FAIA, on Saturday. [Forbes]
An installation at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris features a network of tunnels made of transparent tape. [Dezeen]
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