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Weekend Edition: Gossip, Rahm Emanuel, and more

Weekend Edition
Rahm Emanuel takes public transit with zombies! (Courtesy Chicago Mayor's Office)
Rahm Emanuel takes public transit with zombies! (Courtesy Chicago Mayor's Office)

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!

The best gossip from 15 years of The Architect’s Newspaper

To celebrate our 15th anniversary, we looked back through the archives for our favorite moments since we started. We found stories that aged well (and some that didn’t), as well as a wide range of interviews, editorials, and other articles that we feel contributed to the broader conversation. We also took a closer look at the most memorable tributes to those we lost, and heard from editors past and present about their time here.

The Architect’s Newspaper has run an Eavesdrop column in its print edition that collects gossip from across the architecture community. It has served as a playful way to keep track of thoughts, feelings, and actions that have run in design’s undercurrents.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel takes a moment to himself on the Chicago Riverwalk during a visit from the mayor of Hamburg, Germany.

Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently announced that he will not seek reelection. AN took a look at his turbulent legacy. Pictured: Mayor Rahm Emanuel takes a moment to himself on the Chicago Riverwalk during a visit from the mayor of Hamburg, Germany. (Brooke E. Collins)

What will be Rahm Emanuel’s legacy on Chicago’s architecture?

It was a shock when Rahm Emanuel declared that he wouldn’t be seeking a third term due to mounting scandals, and AN took a look back at his mixed architectural legacy.

Entrance to Prospect Park from Flatbush Avenue

DLANDstudio’s Susannah Drake interviews NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver on how urban design and policy helps parks shape cities. Shown here: Entrance to Prospect Park from Flatbush Avenue (Courtesy Prospect Park Alliance)

NYC Parks Commissioner talks policy, parks, and breaking down barriers

Over the next three months, The Architect’s Newspaper will feature a series of three interviews with Susannah Drake, founding principal of DLANDstudio, and leading public space advocates. Up first, Mitchell Silver will discuss the Parks Without Borders initiative to make parks and open space more accessible.

That’s it! Enjoy the weekend, and see you Monday.

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