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Photo of the Day:

Miami-based Arquitectonica and Kansas City’s Architecture 360 released renderings of David Beckham’s Major League Soccer stadium at PortMiami. Beckham is trying to gain support despite facing opposition from the cruise industry and port administrators. [Miami Herald]

Tweets of the Day:

Number of the Day—49: It has been 49 years since the Houston Astrodome opened its doors. Here’s Dallas architecture critic Mark Lamster’s take on why  the “Eighth Wonder of the World” sits vacant, which he describes as a Catch-22.

8 More Stories for The Day:

Everyone knows that transit ridership is surging. What this story presupposes is, maybe it isn’t? [The Atlantic Cities]

Talking wood skyscrapers with U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. [Architect’s Newspaper]

Photos of the old underground transit in Rochester, N.Y. [The Atlantic Cities]

Ten facts about Arena Stage, the D.C. theater by Bing Thom Architects. [Curbed D.C.]

An architect is taking pictures of himself to avoid paying taxes in two states. [New York Daily News]

NPR interviews architect Jonas Dahlberg about the memorial he designed commemorating the 2011 massacre in Norway. [NPR]

Santiago Calatrava, “one of the most unknowable architects of his generation,” will install eight giant sculptures next spring on the Park Ave. medians between 52nd and 55th Streets. [New York Daily News]

Forbes interviewed London-based architect Usman Haque about his design process. [Forbes]

Step Up, Step Down:

NBBJ Appoints Steve McConnell, FAIA, as managing partner.

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