Weekend edition: Hudson Yards preview, Equal Rights upstate, and more

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Weekend edition: Hudson Yards preview, Equal Rights upstate, and more

The Thomas Heatherwick–designed New York Staircase up close. Once completed, the 150-foot-tall sculpture will feature a mile of climbable staircases. (Jonathan Hilburg/AN)

Missed some of this week’s architecture news, or our tweets and Facebook posts from the last few days? Don’t sweat it—we’ve gathered the week’s must-read stories right here. Enjoy!

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group’s Shed, now The Bloomberg Building. (Jonathan Hilburg/AN)

Take a sneak peek at Hudson Yards ahead of its March opening

Can’t wait for the new neighborhood’s March 15 opening? AN took a behind-the-scenes tour before the official ribbon cutting.

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The New York State Equal Rights Heritage Center at dusk (James Ewing/OTTO)

nARCHITECTS’ Equal Rights Heritage Center frames the history around it

The Equal Rights Heritage Center, the first new municipal building in Auburn in 40 years, puts New York’s contributions to equal rights front and center.

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Mario Botta has designed a complex devoted to the art and history of the chicken envisioned by the artist Koen Vanmechelen. (Courtesy Philippe van Gelooven)

Mario Botta’s sanctuary for cosmopolitan super chickens rises in Belgium

In the small city of Genk in Belgium, Mario Botta has designed a studio for Koen Vanmechelen as part of the artist’s Labiomista project.

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American Institute of Architects president William Bates has issued a statement of support for proposed Green New Deal legislation. (Josh Rose)

AIA issues statement of support for proposed Green New Deal legislation

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) released a statement supporting Green New Deal legislation proposed by congresspeople last week.

Rendering of a slate canopy in the rain
The pavilion will create a billowing, harmonious space for visitors to reflect under. (Courtesy Junya Ishigami + Associates)

Junya Ishigami chosen to design the 2019 Serpentine Pavilion

Ishigami has designed a single-layer slate canopy for the 2019 Serpentine Pavilion, creating an indoor-outdoor space that references natural rock formations.

Have a great weekend, and see you Monday!