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Weekend Edition: Recovering from disaster in New York and New Orleans, and more

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7 World Trade Center (Courtesy Port Authority)
7 World Trade Center (Courtesy Port Authority)

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 Make It Right development in New Orleans

Brad Pitt’s home-building foundation in New Orleans is being sued by homeowners complaining of construction defects and health issues. (James Ewing/OTTO)

Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation sued for building defective homes

The Make It Right Foundation, a New Orleans–based housing charity, which was founded by actor Brad Pitt in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, has been hit with a class-action lawsuit for allegedly selling residents “defectively and improperly constructed homes.”

Aerial photo of the World Trade Center

Seventeen years after the September 11 terrorist attacks, the World Trade Center is still under construction, but many major structures have been already completed at a rapid rate. (Courtesy ABC News)

2001–2018: Looking at the architectural history of the World Trade Center

The new World Trade Center stands today as a place of remembrance and as an architectural marvel of the early 21st century—one that was built at an extraordinarily aggressive schedule and isn’t done yet.

The Richmond BridgePark plan

Spatial Affairs Bureau has unveiled a transformative plan to reshape the Richmond, Virginia, riverfront. (MWDC/Courtesy Spatial Affairs Bureau)

Spatial Affairs Bureau unveils BridgePark plan for riverfront in Richmond, Virginia

Los Angeles and London–based Spatial Affairs Bureau has unveiled a series of transformative concept designs for a major new downtown linear park that would reconnect several communities and establish key points of access to the historic falls of the St. James River in Richmond, Virginia.

Stay safe, and see you Monday!

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