Weekend Edition: Preservation battles in Chicago, Moscow’s public sex park, and more

Harley Clarke Mansion (Courtesy Evanston Lakehouse & Gardens)
Harley Clarke Mansion (Courtesy Evanston Lakehouse & Gardens)

Missed some of our articles, tweets, or Facebook posts from the last few days? Don’t sweat it—we’ve gathered a few the week’s must-read stories right here. Enjoy!

Photo of the Harley Clarke Mansion

The Harley Clarke Mansion is at the center of one of the complicated historic preservation battles in the Chicago area. (beautifulcataya/courtesy Flickr)

Historic preservation battles in Chicagoland turn to Trumpian tactics

Two controversial community battles in Chicagoland could redefine how historic preservation crusades are fought and won in our overheating national political climate.

The river overlook at Zaryadye Park

A couple kisses underneath the river overlook in Moscow’s Zaryadye Park. (Courtesy Diller Scofidio + Renfro)

DS+R’s Zaryadye Park in Moscow is a hotspot for public sex

A one-year-old parkland in downtown Moscow, designed by New York firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro, is reportedly a popular spot for lovemaking this summer.

A rendering of Tesla's solar tile roof

Production on Tesla’s solar roof tiles has slowed due to equipment issues and aesthetic quality concerns, reports Reuters. (Courtesy Tesla)

Tesla’s solar roof tiles suffer serious delays at Buffalo factory

Reuters reports that production has slowed on Elon Musk’s visionary solar tiles at Tesla’s Buffalo-based factory. According to a source, Tesla is currently working with JA Solar to address Musk’s aesthetic concerns with the tiles.

See you on Monday, and have a great weekend.

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