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How to solve NYC’s most awkward developer feud and AN’s other can’t-miss top posts from this week

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How to solve NYC’s most awkward developer feud and AN’s other can’t-miss top posts from this week.
 (Courtesy Terreform)
How to solve NYC’s most awkward developer feud and AN’s other can’t-miss top posts from this week. (Courtesy Terreform)

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!

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SAIC and UChicago may be organizing the U.S. Pavilion at Venice Biennale. (Bill Thompson/Flickr)

SAIC and UChicago may be organizing the U.S. Pavilion at Venice Biennale
We have been reporting on the official silence from the U.S. Department of State regarding the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. But now there seems to be a glimmer of information on who will organize and curate the pavilion. A job posting on the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) website is seeking a “Venice Biennale US Exhibition and Program [Coordinator].”



A recreational cannabis company has purchased the entire town of Nipton, California with the intention of converting the city into a marijuana-friendly municipality. (Courtesy Jerrye and Roy Klotz MD/Wikimedia)

Recreational marijuana company buys entire California town
American Green, Inc., a publicly-traded, technology-focused medical cannabis company, recently purchased the entire town of Nipton, California for $5 million with the intention of modernizing the locale into a cannabis-friendly and sustainable recreational destination.

Report reveals staggering new details on NYC capital project delays. Seen here: Hunters Point Community Library by Steven Holl Architects. The report cites the library as one project whose cost and scope ballooned during the city’s bureaucratic process. (Zachary Edelson/AN)

Report reveals staggering new details on NYC capital project delays
The Center for an Urban Future (CUF), a nonpartisan policy organization, released a report in April of this year purporting that internal practices within several New York City agencies are partially to blame for the deficiencies of public construction projects.

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How to solve NYC’s most awkward developer feud. Seen here: a rendering of Terreform’s proposal for Pier 40’s redevelopment. (Courtesy Terreform)

How to solve NYC’s most awkward developer feud
Michael Sorkin’s nonprofit Terreform suggests a simple way for Heatherwick Studio’s beleaguered Pier 55 to be realized: redevelop nearby Pier 40 instead and include all of Pier 55’s programming and amenities.

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Some Apple employees are reportedly unhappy with workspaces in the new $5 billion Apple Campus. (Courtesy Apple)

Some Apple employees are reportedly unhappy with workspaces in the new $5 billion Apple Campus
Apple’s new $5 billion headquarters has been in the works for almost six years now and it recently opened its doors, only to reportedly receive complaints and criticism from some employees.

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