ICYMI: September's Architecture Billings Index score was 55.2, Florida developer releases renderings for a condo project by Daniel Libeskind, AIA, and the National Mall’s Constitution Gardens redesign was approved.

Quote of the Day: "We have become used to architecture with high decibel levels— tilted walls, dramatic cantilevers, unexpected shapes. By contrast, a Cret building murmurs"—Critic and ARCHITECT contributor Witold Rybczynski, Hon. FAIA, on the work of architect Paul Cret. [The New York Times]

Map of the Day: Morphocode's Urban Layers mapped the ages of Manhattan buildings. [CityLab]

Infographic of the Day: Bridge construction techniques and technologies throughout history. [Ohio University]

Video of the Day: A New York union comprised of building workers created a parody ad mocking a developer's marketing of a Manhattan apartment complex to millennials. [The New York Times]

Five Stories for Wednesday:

China's president, Xi Jinping, says "no more weird architecture." [Curbed National]

MIT's Sloan School of Management original building, which has been undergoing a renovation, will reopen in January 2016 and feature a light installation by artist Leo Villareal. [MIT News]

Former Pittsburgh churches are being repurposed into hotels, concert venues, theaters, and clubs. [The New York Times]

San Francisco's planned Transbay District is "a civic-minded urban planner’s dream." [7x7]

Wired's Margaret Rhodes on OMA + OLIN's winning design for Washington, D.C.'s 11st Street Bridge Park. [Wired]

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