Tweet of the Day:
Which NYC development projects made me a cynic? Atlantic Yards and Manhattanville.
— Alexandra Lange (@LangeAlexandra) September 15, 2014
11 More Stories for Tuesday:
Critic Mark Lamster explains why Dallas is the "Paradox City." [The Dallas Morning News]
The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum is opening today after an $8 million renovation. [Koco]
Adolf Hitler's childhood home could be turned into a museum called "House of Responsibility." [The Huffington Post]
Chongqing, China, created a 100-ft. cellphone lane for pedestrians who text while walking. [The Guardian]
Since it began in 1992, Open House Worldwide has been drawing in architecture fans from all over the globe to visit rarely opened buildings and off-limit sites. [The Guardian]
This week, the Boston Society of Architects will host a two-day, public design competition to generate ideas for the potential redevelopment of the Beacon Park rail yard in the city's Allston neighborhood. [Boston Globe]
Product designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec are awarded the London Design Medal. [The New York Times Style Magazine]
Minecraft maker Mojang sold to Microsoft for $2.5 billion [Wired]
Photos of SFMOMA's topping out ceremony. [San Francisco Business Times]
And photos of college dining halls that look like the one from Harry Potter. [Buzzfeed]
Step Up, Step Down:
Portland Art Museum chief curator Bruce Guenther will retire Oct. 20. [The Oregonian]
Lighting designer Rogier van der Heide has been appointed chief design and marketing officer for the Zumtobel Group and its three brands–Thorn, Tridonic, and Zumtobel. [Architectural Lighting]
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