Photo of the Day:
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]
Instagram of the Day:
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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