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Weekend Edition: Tennis, crazy parties, and a funky museum

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The new Amos Rex involved both a $17-million facelift of Lasipalatsi, the "Glass Palace" built in central Helsinki in the 1930s by three Finnish architecture students for the 1940 Helsinki Olympics. (Tuomas Uusheimo)

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!

Photo of Amos Rex lobby

In an interlude between the old lobby and the new museum, Amos Rex twists the constraints against building on top of the public square into a positive challenge. (Tuomas Uusheimo)

Amos Rex brings underground art and a lunar playscape to Helsinki

The $64-million Amos Rex museum in Helsinki, Finland, recently opened. It was carried out by local Finnish firm JKMM and supported largely by Konstamfundet, the association behind the old Amos Rex Art Museum. It created a hilly public plaza with series of cavernous, skylit spaces below.

Photo of sign for NYCHA Throggs Neck Houses

A recent employee orgy scandal at the Throggs Neck Houses has been the cherry on top of the New York City Housing Authority’s horrible summer. (Courtesy Bronx Voice)

NYCHA orgy rounds out disastrous summer for the public housing agency

New York City papers reported this week that employees for the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) have been having regular orgies in a Bronx public housing complex. The bombshell is a bizarre cap on a summer of horrible news for the agency.

Photo of interior of Louis Armstrong Stadium

The new Louis Armstrong Stadium opened this week after two years of construction at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. (Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

New naturally-ventilated Louis Armstrong Stadium debuts at US Open

Now in its 50th year, the tournament is playing out within the newly renovated USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, Queens. The five-year, $600-million project is now finished with the opening of the site’s final project: the Louis Armstrong Stadium, the world’s first naturally ventilated tennis arena with a retractable roof.

Happy Labor Day, and see you Tuesday!

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