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The Sydney Opera House, designed by Jørn Utzon, is lit up for the Vivid Sydney festival on May 23.
Rob Griffith/Associated Press The Sydney Opera House, designed by Jørn Utzon, is lit up for the Vivid Sydney festival on May 23.

ICYMI: The House of Representatives successfully incorporated the Design-Build Efficiency and Jobs Act into the National Defense Authorization Act Thursday, after it was unanimously approved by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. [ARCHITECT]

Number of the Day: $300 million—Construction began this week on the $300-million entertainment complex near Disneyland, which will be "the first of its kind in the region." [Los Angeles Times]

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Infographic of the Day: Cities growing the fastest. [U.S. Census Bureau]

U.S. Census Bureau

Happy birthday to Robert A.M. Stern, FAIA. The architect and dean of the Yale School of Architecture recently co-wrote Paradise Planned: The Garden Suburb and the Modern City (The Monacelli Press, 2013).

7 More Stories for Friday:

After facing resistance from local business owners, soccer star David Beckham has presented plans for a new location for his Miami Major League Soccer stadium. The alternative site is on the waterfront near the American Airlines Arena. [Miami Herald]

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill architects Daniel Silva and Juan Porta are going to rappel 541 feet down the firm's Broadgate Tower in London for charity.

Could there be a better building material for sidewalks than concrete? [CityLab]

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced a pilot program to salvage materials in houses slated for demolition. [Next City]

The Capitol building closed after a small piece of protective padding fell from between the Rotunda walls and the scaffolding. [The Washington Post]

A listicle of the "architecture of tomorrow." [The Huffington Post]

Critic John King on the changing Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco. [San Francisco Chronicle]

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