Missed some of our articles, tweets, or Facebook posts from the last few days? Don’t sweat it—we’ve gathered the week’s must-read stories right here. Enjoy!
AIANY’s Whitney M. Young Jr. exhibit calls architects to action
A new exhibition at the Center for Architecture in New York celebrates the influence of civil rights activist Whitney M. Young Jr. and details demographics that reveal the critical gaps within New York’s design profession.
WeWork is using user data to chart their meteoric expansion
With the company’s first ground-up building, Dock 72, nearly complete in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, AN spoke with the designers and researchers who are making WeWork’s growth possible and tried to divine where the company is going next.
Federal Transit Administration cuts funding for mass transit projects
The Federal Transit Administration has pulled back on funding many existing expansion projects throughout the U.S. through its Capital Investment Grants program.
Inside North Korea: A candy-colored fever dream
In Wainwright’s forthcoming book, Pyongyang embodies North Korea’s approach to self-presentation: Big Brother-esque images that project the state’s power and ability to protect its citizens amplified at a bombastic scale and sweetened with saccharine pastels.
Lincoln Yards could bring an “instant neighborhood” to the Chicago River
Developer Sterling Bay released additional details and renderings by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill for the Lincoln Yards mega-development during a packed public meeting in Chicago’s 2nd Ward on July 18.
Enjoy the weekend, hope you’re not in the office, and see you next week!