Photo of the Day:

A steel worker takes in the view during the construction of The Learning Commons building at Marywood University in Scranton, Pa. The $35 million structure—designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Hemmler + Camayd Architects, and Michael Vergason Landscape Architects—is due for completion in 2015.
Associated Press A steel worker takes in the view during the construction of The Learning Commons building at Marywood University in Scranton, Pa. The $35 million structure—designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Hemmler + Camayd Architects, and Michael Vergason Landscape Architects—is due for completion in 2015.


ICYMI:

Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in Physics for inventing blue LEDs and energy-saving white light sources. [ARCHITECT]

The Carnegie Library will no longer be the future home of Washington, D.C.'s International Spy Museum. [ARCHITECT]

The National Institute of Standards and Technology introduced a new software tool to evaluate commercial buildings' performance. [ARCHITECT]

Paris inaugurated the newly renovated first level of the Eiffel Tower on Monday. [ARCHITECT]

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Map of the Day: The architecture types in Washington, D.C.'s Metro system. [Greater Greater Washington]

Infographic of the Day: 77.8 percent of U.S. architects are men, according to 2012 U.S. Census data. Here's how that ranks with other professions. [FiveThirtyEight]

Chart of the Day: Washington, D.C.'s declining affordable housing. [Washington City Paper]

Video of the Day:


British artist Alex Chinneck created an architectural illusion that makes London's Market Building in Convent Square appear to be floating in mid-air. [Fast Company's Co.Design]

Six More Stories for Wednesday:

San Francisco buildings are being flagged for failure to comply with retrofit requirements adopted last year. [San Francisco Chronicle]

Architect Richard Rogers, Hon. FAIA, faces a £5m legal claim for leaky roofs at a 122-house development that his firm designed in England. [The Guardian]

The Farnsworth House by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe gets a light installation. [Chicago Reader]

Art critic Peter Schjeldahl on New York's High Line: "The civic and aesthetic marvel of the High Line never gets old, which is strange. Everything else does." [The New Yorker]

The renovation of Chicago's Wrigley Field will focus on the preservation of small details, such as the handrails and groundskeeper’s house. [Chicago Tribune]

Denver announced a five-year affordable housing plan. [Denver Business Journal]

Step Up, Step Down:

Architect Faith Rose, AIA, will take over as executive director of New York City's Public Design Commission. [ARCHITECT]

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