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Weekend edition: Foster grounded in Mexico, BIG grows in New York, and more

Weekend Edition
Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) recently completed the first campus for WeWork's new school. (Dave Burk)
Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) recently completed the first campus for WeWork's new school. (Dave Burk)

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!

Aerial rendering of the now-cancelled New Mexico City International Airport, designed by Foster + Partners

Aerial rendering of the now-canceled new Mexico City International Airport, designed by Foster + Partners (Courtesy Foster + Partners)

Foster + Partners’ Mexico City airport scrapped by public referendum

Mexico City’s new Foster + Partners–designed airport has been canceled while already under construction after a public vote on its fate.

lauren woods american monument

The American MONUMENT exhibition by the artist lauren woods has been “paused” following the firing of UAM director Kimberli Meyer in September. Pictured: lauren woods pausing the monument late last month. (Linda Pollack)

Artist sought to transform gallery into beacon for Black lives, then the university stepped in

American MONUMENT, an installation created by lauren woods for the Art Museum at CSU Long Beach, was paused after the museums fired its executive director.

The BIG-designed WeGrow features a variety of occupiable vantage points for children to explore.

The first BIG-designed WeGrow features a variety of occupiable nooks for children to explore. (Dave Burk)

BIG completes a curvaceous school for WeWork

WeWork’s first school, WeGrow is now finished and in session. The BIG-designed elementary school is defined up by soft forms and an open floor plan.

Photo of Installation view of Consciousness Razing—The Stonewall Re-Memorialization Project, organized by artist Chris E. Vargas and the Museum of Transgender Hirstory & Art (MOTHA)

Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt’s gleaming gutter rats (Courtesy the New Museum)

The Museum of Trans Hirstory & Art (MOTHA) queers monument design

Consciousness Razing—The Stonewall Re-Memorialization Project challenges how public monuments can exclude or diminish the contributions of trans people.

The Crosley Tower at the University of Cincinnati

The Crosley Tower at the University of Cincinnati is slated to come down. (Patrick Murphy/The News Record)

University of Cincinnati plans to demolish the brutalist Crosley Tower

The University of Cincinnati’s Crosley Tower, a 16-story concrete brutalist structure designed by local firm A.M. Kinney, is slated for demolition.

Enjoy the start of November, and see you on Monday!

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