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]
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]
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