Tragedy in Chicago: A Chicago woman was killed Thursday when a piece of stone fell from a gargoyle on the landmarked Second Presbyterian Church, built in 1874. [Chicago Tribune] Critic Blair Kamin describes the architectural history of the church, and the challenges of renovating these historic buildings. [Chicago Tribune]

Photo of the Day: The narrowest house in Britain, measuring just seven feet wide, is going up for sale for £235,000 ($383,473). [The Guardian]

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ICYMI: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a slump in job growth. [ARCHITECT]

Term of the Day: "Strategic architecture." [The New York Times]

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Eight More Stories for Friday:

Frank Gehry, FAIA, revealed his revisions for Washington, D.C.'s Eisenhower Memorial. His latest design eliminates two large metal tapestries. [The Washington Post]

Santiago Calatrava, FAIA's history of legal issues continues. [NPR]

Mildred Friedman died on Wednesday at 85. Friedman was a former design curator for the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and an editor of Design Quarterly. [Walker Art Center]

Rolf Fehlbaum of Vitra won the 2014 Collab Design Excellence Award. [UnBeige]

Affordable housing developers contacted construction union leaders in New York City, signalling interest in a union wage proposal. [The Wall Street Journal]

Spend the night in these Frank Lloyd Wright–designed houses. [Gothamist]

Business Insider's 20 favorite buildings on the World Architecture Festival shortlist. [Business Insider]

Car service company Uber is planning on starting construction on a new San Francisco headquarters in January. [The San Francisco Examiner]

Step Up, Step Down:

Kaia Nesbitt joined HDR's Denver office as site design principal.

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