Photo of the Day:

A man walks past a billboard display showing the scenic of Central Business District near a construction site in Beijing. China's growth could decline to close to 7 percent next year but Beijing should focus on overhauling its economy instead of trying to stick to official growth targets, the World Bank said Wednesday.
Andy Wong/AP Images A man walks past a billboard display showing the scenic of Central Business District near a construction site in Beijing. China's growth could decline to close to 7 percent next year but Beijing should focus on overhauling its economy instead of trying to stick to official growth targets, the World Bank said Wednesday.


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Instagram of the Day:

#chongqing #skyline

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Video of the Day: "Sound of Light," a project by Marco Barotti and Plastique Fantastique, perceives colors as sounds. [Designboom]


Six Stories for Thursday:

JP Morgan Chase revoked its plans to build a two-towered $6.5 billion headquarters on Manhattan's Far West Side. [The New York Times]

Construction is booming in Melbourne, Australia's second largest city. Is the supply surpassing the demand? [Bloomberg]

The New York Times debunks myths about Gustave Eiffel, the French engineer who built the Eiffel Tower and designed the iron skeleton inside the Statue of Liberty. [The New York Times]

Yesterday, the city of Boston launched an international design competition to adapt the city’s infrastructure to rising sea levels. [Boston Living With Water]

Meet the designers of one of the nation’s scariest haunted houses. [Fast Company's Co.Design]

A sneak peek at the One World Trade Center observation deck. [New York Daily News]

Step Up, Step Down:

The Milwaukee Art Museum picked Monica Obniski to be the museum's new Demmer Curator of 20th and 21st Century Design. Obniski will start in January. [Journal Sentinel]

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