July, July!

Weekend Edition: History unearthed in Chicago, and the nation competes for the future

Rendering of Let the Earth Hold Us + Heal Us by Joan MacLeod of Damon Farber Landscape Architects, Teri Kwant of RSP Architects, and Julia McFadden of Svigals + Partners (Courtesy Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission)

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!

Interior of the Mecca Flats, now demolished (Courtesy the City of Chicago)

Lost African American apartment building unearthed in Chicago

A maintenance project uncovered tile from the Mecca Flats outside S. R. Crown Hall at IIT. The existing building, widely regarded as one of Mies van der Rohe’s masterpieces, stands on the site of the storied African American residential building.

Seventeen U.S. cities are currently in the running to host 2026 FIFA World Cup matches, including Atlanta and its Mercedes-Benz Stadium by HOK, tvsdesign, Good Van Slyke Architecture, and Stanley Beaman & Sears. (Courtesy Atlanta United FC)

2026 World Cup preview: Which U.S. cities will host?

The winning United Bid between the United States, Canada, and Mexico proposes 17 American cities and existing stadiums to host 2026 FIFA World cup matches. The list of hosts has not been solidified.

The Emanuel Nine Memorial will be dedicated to the victims and survivors of the 2015 tragedy in which a young, white supremacist shot and killed nine members and clergy of the Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston. (Image Courtesy Dbox for The Mother Emanuel Nine Memorial, Handel Architects)

Michael Arad unveils design for Charleston shooting memorial

Handel Architects and Michael Arad reveal a design for a permanent memorial dedicated to the victims of the Emanuel Nine massacre at the historic Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston.

The Clearing by Ben Waldo and Daniel Affleck of Berkeley, California (Courtesy Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission)

Sandy Hook memorial moves forward

Three teams are in the running to design a memorial honoring the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012.

(Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

Foster + Partners leads new path for British architecture apprenticeships

Future British architects may not have to go through the same full-time education as their predecessors. Architecture students in the U.K. will now be able to participate in architecture apprenticeships to gain entry into the profession.

Enjoy the weekend, and see you next week!

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