ICYMI: Three teams were selected to develop projects to revitalize the New Orleans neighborhoods damaged by Hurricane Katrina, and Kean University's newly announced Michael Graves School of Architecture faces criticism.

Instagram of the Day:

Reflecting the sky

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Video of the Day: A literal bird's-eye view of Paris. [YouTube]


Six Stories for Wednesday:

Architecture is among the best performing industries, as ranked by financial information company Sageworks. [Inc.]

A two-story house sculpture made of paraffin wax by British artist Alex Chinneck is melting in London. [Designboom]

Critic Michael Kimmelman argues that New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to fix the city's parks doesn't go far enough. [The New York Times]

Los Angeles' Broad museum, designed by New York's Diller Scofidio + Renfro, will open in fall of next year. [Los Angeles Times] Carolina Miranda took a tour of the under-construction space last year. [ARCHITECT]

Vitra to release customized 1940s Jean Prouvé furniture and lighting recently revived for G-Star RAW HQ, designed by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA). [Selectism]

Chicago closes bridges and bans drones in anticipation of daredevil Nik Wallenda's tightrope walk between skyscrapers across the Chicago River. [Chicago Tribune]

Step Up, Step Down:

Designer Andrew Rozzi joined Washington, D.C.–based firm Studio3877.

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