ICYMI: The Chicago Architecture Biennial announced its name and first commission. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its October jobs report, which revealed that the U.S. economy added 214,000 nonfarm jobs last month.

Quote of the Day: "If the stadium gets built the way it is, Tokyo will surely be burdened with a gigantic white elephant." —Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, Hon. FAIA, on Zaha Hadid, Hon. FAIA's design for the Tokyo Olympic Stadium. [The Guardian]

Number of the Day: $200 million—The estimated price of the art collection that former Univision CEO Jerry Perenchio has promised to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art upon his death. The caveat? The institution must first construct a new building, currently slated for completion in 2023. [Businessweek]

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Six More Stories for Friday:

Critic Blair Kamin speaks out against the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art preliminary design. "Overly abstract and under-detailed, it looks, from some angles, like a giant lump." [Chicago Tribune]

The Wall Street Journal claims the era of sculptured, iconic buildings is giving way for simple, functional architecture. [The Wall Street Journal]

CityLab writer (and former ARCHITECT senior editor) Kriston Capps explains why the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition is a problem. [CityLab]

"The fashion world's go-to architect," Peter Marino, FAIA, shares a list of his favorite things. [The Wall Street Journal]

A house in an old bunker. [WebUrbanist]

Fantastical unrealized buildings. [BBC]

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