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Texas Bullet Train and shots of The Bean: here’s what you missed this week

Architecture

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!

Rendering of the Texas Bullet Train traveling on a repurposed viaduct. (Courtesy Texas Central Partners)

Texas’s $15 billion Bullet Train on track to roll out next year

Plans for the Texas Bullet Train from Houston to Dallas have been moving ahead despite challenges from landowners along the 240-mile-long route, and the developers expect construction to begin in 2019.

Anish Kapoor, Cloud Gate (2006) in Millennium Park, Chicago. Copyright the artist. Photo: Susan May Romano (Courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels.)

Anish Kapoor sues the NRA over shot of The Bean

British artist Anish Kapoor has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the National Rifle Association over an advertisement featuring his iconic public sculpture in Chicago’s Millennium Park, Cloud Gate (2006).

(Courtesy Malcolm Reading Consultants and individual teams)

University College Dublin reveals masterplan renderings from DS+R, Steven Holl, and more

University College Dublin (UCD) revealed the latest design proposals from the six shortlisted teams for Future Campus—University College Dublin International Design Competition.

Looking north towards a proposed seven story addition to Union Station (Courtesy Solomon Cordwell Buenz)

Will a proposed addition turn Chicago’s Union Station into the new Soldier Field?

During a public meeting on June 25, Chicago-based architects Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) unveiled plans to construct a seven-story glass addition to the 1925 Graham, Anderson, Probst & White train station in the West Loop.

CMA Tower amidst the skyline. (Peter Bogaczewicz/Omrania)

Saudi Arabia is building a future for its millennial population

As Saudi Arabia’s population expands and job opportunities and economic advancement remains anemic, the country is embarking on an ambitious expansion plan to create new towers, cities, and forms of infrastructure.

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