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From a Facebook/OMA master plan to America’s best new public spaces: AN’s can’t-miss top posts from this week

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From a Facebook/OMA master plan to America's best new public spaces: AN’s can’t-miss top posts from last week. Seen here: Chicago's revamped Navy Pier. (Courtesy Iwan Baan)
From a Facebook/OMA master plan to America's best new public spaces: AN’s can’t-miss top posts from last week. Seen here: Chicago's revamped Navy Pier. (Courtesy Iwan Baan)

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!

America’s best new public spaces of the year (Courtesy Iwan Baan)

Six of America’s newest and grandest public spaces

From a highly anticipated river revitalization project in Chicago to a completely repurposed mall site in a tiny Connecticut town, projects revolving around public spaces are always feel-good stories. Who doesn’t enjoy a new, clean space to people-watch? Or better yet, catch some July 4 fireworks? The Architect’s Newspaper picked six completed projects that exemplify what a good public space entails.



DOT Gateway Program

U.S. Department of Transportation withdraws from $24 billion Gateway Program. (Courtesy Gage Skidmore / Flickr)

U.S Department of Transportation withdraws from $24 billion Gateway Program

Despite President Donald Trump’s repeated commitment to building new infrastructure, the U.S Department of Transportation (DOT) has withdrawn its cooperation from a massive $24 billion transportation project between New York and New Jersey

(Courtesy Strategic Property Partners)

Here’s the $3 billion project that will give Tampa a skyline. Pictured here: A rendering of Water Street Tampa shows what the city will look like in less than 10 years. (Courtesy Strategic Property Partners)

Here’s the $3 billion project that will give Tampa a skyline

nine-million-square-foot development will add Tampa’s first new office towers in almost 25 years and is set to reshape the city’s downtown. The project will take just under a decade to build.

America’s biggest and best upcoming sports stadiums. (Courtesy The Quicken Loans Arena)

America’s biggest and best upcoming sports stadiums

There’s nothing more American than sports, so for this July 4, we rounded up some of the biggest stadium projects in the works—from the world’s most expensive stadium to a celebrity-backed soccer field.

Facebook OMA Menlo Park master plan

Facebook and OMA to team up for Menlo Park master plan. (© OMA)

Facebook and OMA team up for Menlo Park master plan

Social media giant Facebook announced it had tapped international firm OMA to master plan its Willow Campus, a mixed-use neighborhood that will be located next to the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California. “It’s exciting to collaborate with Facebook, whose innovation in networking and social media extends to urban ambitions for connectivity in the Bay Area,” said OMA Partner Shohei Shigematsu.

Hans-Ulrich Obrist on architecture, art, and Metabolism. Seen here: Hans-Ulrich Obrist curated the the Swiss Pavilion at the Architecture Biennale in Venice 2014. (Swiss Pavilion © Francesco Totaro)

Hans-Ulrich Obrist on architecture, art, and Metabolism

Curator Hans-Ulrich Obrist pens an essay on how architecture influences his work, starting by saying “My interest in architecture, from the perspective of my role as a curator of art, stems from the fact that architecture is the pre-eminent site for the production of reality, as it is uniquely oriented the toward the future, but precisely as a continual negotiation, or as a continually articulated struggle between the present, the past, and the future.”

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