Photos of the Day: The Pulitzer Arts Foundation's design to convert the lower level of their 2001 building, designed by Tadao Ando, Hon. FAIA, in St. Louis, Mo.
Massimo Vignelli (1931-2014): The designer died Tuesday at 83. The New York Times: "An admirer of the architects Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier, Mr. Vignelli moved to New York from Italy in the mid-1960s with the hope of propagating a design aesthetic inspired by their ideal of functional beauty. He preached clarity and coherence and practiced them with intense discipline in everything he turned out, whether kitchenware, public signage, books or home interiors." The Wall Street Journal: "Mr. Vignelli may be best remembered for his controversial 1972 diagram of the New York City subway system. The design was novel. It showed each subway line individually—allowing a clear indication of transfers and local and express service—and used only 45- and 90-degree angles." The Washington Post: "Mr. Vignelli argued the centrality of function — rather than fashion — in design."
ICYMI: The competition to design D.C.'s 11th Street Bridge Park was narrowed to four finalists. [ARCHITECT]
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Video of the Day: Peter Bohlin, FAIA, on designing Apple stores. [Bloomberg]
Number of the Day: $850 million—The amount Detroit Blight Removal Task Force recommends the city spend to clean up housing blight. [The New York Times]
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7 More Stories for Wednesday:
The Chicago Cubs revealed new designs for the proposed Wrigley Field renovations. [Sports Illustrated]
The Washington Post has settled on a new home. [The Washington Post]
The Washington Monument casts a shadow in Google Maps. [The Atlantic]
Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Ill., delayed the opening of Goliath, the world's fastest and steepest wooden roller coaster. [Chicago Tribune]
The Library of Congress wants help identifying houses photographed by Frances Benjamin Johnston. [Library of Congress]
A lawsuit is threatening to delay the construction of a $90-million Minnesota legislative office building. [St. Cloud Times]
The National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation put out an RFQ for their Mount Pleasant, S.C., museum. [Business Wire]
Step Up, Step Down:
Brian Barrett, AIA, is the new editor-in-chief of Gizmodo, replacing Geoff Manaugh. [Poynter]
Orlando-based firm Baker Barrios promoted Shanon Larimer to principal of brand strategy and communications and Sheena Muniz to senior associate. Missy Palasol and Erin Kreusch of the firm's interior design studio will join the architectural studio as associates.
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