Photo of the Day: A water main break in Los Angeles on Tuesday gushed out at least 8 million gallons of water, flooding parts of the University of California, Los Angeles campus. The extent of damage to the school's Pauley Pavilion, which was just renovated a few years ago in a $136 million project, is yet unknown. [Los Angeles Times]
ICYMI: The U.S. General Services Administration released the list of three possible spots for the new FBI headquarters. None are in D.C. [ ARCHITECT] The American economy added 218,000 jobs in July, including 12,000 in construction, 3,000 in manufacturing, and 61,000 in professional and business services. [ ARCHITECT]
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Construction begins on Detroit's M-1 streetcar line, a 3.3-mile project that is expected to be completed in 2016. [ The Detroit News]
Aerial photos of New York City in the summer. [ The New Yorker]
Several units in the Mies van der Rohe–designed Promontory Apartments in Chicago are for sale. [ Chicago]
The New York Mets baseball team are donating a portion of some ticket sales to People for the Pavilion, an advocacy group for the New York State Pavilion. Purchasers also get a t-shirt with the Philip Johnson structure in team colors. [ New York Daily News]
Denmark-based firm Jaja Architects designed a playground for the top of a parking garage. [ Wired]
Design consortium Carillion Igloo Genesis will build the United Kingdom's first floating village, to be located at the Royal Victoria Dock in East London. [ Gizmag]
Sinkholes were discovered in the residential neighborhood surrounding Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates' 1,820-foot-tall Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea. Local government officials say the tower's ongoing construction isn't to blame. [ Dezeen]
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The president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Emily Rafferty, announced Tuesday that she will be retiring in 2015. [ The Metropolitan Museum of Art]
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