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From a threatened Kahn project to the plan to revamp a Philly hub: AN’s can’t-miss top posts from this week

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From a threatened Kahn project to the plan to revamp a Philly hub: AN’s can’t-miss top posts from this week.
 (Courtesy FXFOWLE and !melk)
From a threatened Kahn project to the plan to revamp a Philly hub: AN’s can’t-miss top posts from this week. (Courtesy FXFOWLE and !melk)

Missed some of our articles, 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!

Tesla’s solar roof will cost less than normal roofs. (Courtesy Tesla, via Inverse)

Tesla’s solar roof will cost less than normal roofs

While the oil companies struggle to maintain their environmentally disastrous stranglehold on the market and the planet, there are some very realistic technologies that threaten to disrupt the status quo. One of the most dangerous for the oil companies is the Tesla solar roof, an off-the-shelf consumer system of tempered glass tiles.



Frank Lloyd Wright digital catalogue

Digitized Frank Lloyd Wright catalogue offers custom-designed reading experience.
(Courtesy Musebooks)

Digital Frank Lloyd Wright catalogue is almost as good as the hardcover

In conjunction with the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) exhibition Frank Lloyd Wright: Unpacking the Archive, a new online version of the exhibition catalogue book is now available to preview and purchase.

Pictured here: Rendering of The New York Wheel. (Courtesy S9 Architecture / Perkins Eastman)

Pictured here: Rendering of The New York Wheel. (Courtesy S9 Architecture / Perkins Eastman)

Designers halt work on Staten Island wheel

It looks like plans for a giant Ferris wheel on Staten Island have ground to a halt. Court papers reveal the designers, Mammoet-Starneth, left the job in May after a pay dispute with the developer. Now, plans for the New York Wheel are on hold.

Aerial overview, 30th Street Station Plaza redevelopment. (Courtesy
FXFOWLE and !melk)

Philadelphians: How should architects revamp 30th Street Station?

As part of Philadelphia’s massive downtown redevelopment efforts, new plans were released on Tuesday for an integrated civic space surrounding 30th Street Station—the third-busiest Amtrak station in the country—by a design team including FXFOWLE, !melk, and ARUP. Amtrak and the project’s team have opened up the renderings for public comment via an online survey.

Louis Kahn’s floating concert hall faces demolition. (Courtesy Sean Benham/Flickr)

Louis Kahn’s floating concert hall faces demolition

Kahn’s lesser-known and only maritime project, Point Counterpoint II, a 195-foot floating concert hall, could soon face demolition if no potential buyer claims the ship.

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