Photo of the Day:
After being closed for almost three years, the Washington Monument in D.C. reopens today. The monument was damaged during an August 2011 earthquake. [NBC4 Washington]
Quote of the Day: "I like towns where people take the time to walk in the street, and San Francisco is a beautiful city with beautiful architecture. I was conquered by this location," —Christian Louboutin on his new San Francisco store, designed by the New York firm 212Box. [Women's Wear Daily]
Tweet of the Day:
Just been to MVRDV's Balancing Barn and it has the most middle class, middle brow bookshelf I've ever seen.
— Kieran Long (@kieranlong) May 8, 2014
Happy birthday: Daniel Libeskind, AIA, the Polish architect, turns 68 today. His building credits include the Jewish Museum in Berlin, the extension to the Denver Art Museum, and the Grand Canal Theater in Dublin.
4 More Stories for Monday:
An interview with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Harriet Tregoning. [Knight Blog]
The Shangri-La hotel at The Shard opened last week with 59 of its 202 rooms ready. The design of those rooms, however, proved to be a little too revealing. Hotel guests discovered that the surrounding glass panels act as mirrors, providing views into other guests' rooms. [The Independent]
D.C. still can't pin down a deadline for opening its streetcar system. [The Washington Post]
Step Up, Step Down:
San Francisco-based Field Paoli Architects promoted Trish Kuo Beckman, AIA; Maureen O'Neil; and Christen Soares, AIA, to the level of principal.
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