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Weekend edition: Architecture, activism, and more

Hardhats, pussyhats, and winter caps (Sydney Franklin)

Missed some of this week’s architecture news, or our tweets and 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 the U.S. Capitol dome restoration effort July 2016

The Senate Rules and Administration Committee announced its plans to begin the search for a new Architect of the Capitol after Stephen T. Ayers announced his retirement after nearly a decade in office. Shown here: Capitol Dome restoration, July 2016 (Courtesy Architect of the Capitol/Flickr)

The Senate starts its search for a new Architect of the Capitol

The Senate Rules and Administration Committee will find three candidates to recommend to President Trump ahead of an official decision.

Aerial Photo of Hastings Pier by dRMM

The new owner of Hastings Pier in East Sussex, England, shut down the award-winning public space last month without notice. Local residents are calling for more transparency with the structure’s new owner. (Courtesy dRMM)

Hastings Pier, winner of the 2017 Stirling Prize, is at the center of heated public battle

Locals are livid over the behind-the-scenes decision to shut down Hastings Pier in East Sussex, England, by its flashy new owner.

Photo of East River Park as seen from Brooklyn

The city’s latest proposal calls for burying the existing East River Park under 10 feet of landfill and building a new one from scratch. Pictured: the East River Park as seen from Brooklyn. (Courtesy Flickr)

New York City releases surprise plan to bury and rebuild East River Park

The city’s latest proposal calls for burying the existing East River Park under 10 feet of landfill and building a new one from scratch.

Photo of March to Reclaim the City by Sydney Franklin

The March to Reclaim the City saw protestors gathered outside Manhattan’s City Hall despite bitter cold temperatures in an attempt to stop a new luxury residential development on the Lower East Side. (Sydney Franklin)

Architecture collective joins activists to protest luxury towers on New York’s Lower East Side

An association of architects known as citygroup joined local activists to oppose a series of luxury towers transforming Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

Photo of Womens March on NYC, Women Build campaign, Sydney Franklin

Saturday’s Women’s March on NYC saw a slew of architects, engineers, and construction professionals marching to support the advancement of women in the field. (Sydney Franklin)

Over 80 architect-activists join Women’s March on NYC

At Saturday’s Women’s March on NYC dozens of architects, engineers, and construction professionals marched for more gender equity.

Have a great weekend!

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