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Weekend edition: Sidewalk Labs, Hudson Yards, extreme architecture, and more

Quayside could also include a sprawling Google campus. (Courtesy Heatherwick Studio)

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!

Rendering of timber towers

A potential courtyard in Quayside (Courtesy Heatherwick Studio)

Sidewalk Labs reveals Snøhetta and Heatherwick designs for its Toronto development

Design and funding details for Sidewalk Labs’ wholesale “smart” neighborhood on the Toronto waterfront continue to trickle out.

Photo of a construction worker and glass panel

Workers on the Space Needle project labored nearly 500 feet in the air and were aided in their efforts by a special robot that helped lift 48 2,300-pound glass panels into place for installation. (Courtesy Space Needle)

Extreme architecture: The great lengths (and heights) of high design

High-minded design can only be realized through extreme construction. AN focuses on three recent projects that demonstrate the lengths that must be gone to.

Photo of Drawing Codes exhibition showing drawings on the wall

Drawing Codes: Experimental Protocols of Architectural Representation, Volume II installed at the Cooper Union (Lea Bertucci)

Drawing Codes ironically gets the rules all wrong

Jaffer Kolb reviews Drawing Codes: Experimental Protocols of Architectural Representation, Volume II on view at the Cooper Union.

Photo of sculpture by Farshid Moussavi and Zineb Sedira

Farshid Moussavi and Zineb Sedira, 2019, Borders / Inclusivity (Courtesy Whitechapel Gallery)

Andrés Jaque, David Adjaye, and others paint a bleak vision of tomorrow in London

On show at the Whitechapel Gallery in London, Is This Tomorrow? offers a mixed bag of installations that propose a dismal and bleak future.

Rendering of the completed Hudson Yards development

Since construction began in 2013, Hudson Yards has redefined the Midtown Manhattan skyline, bringing a cluster of glossy towers visible from around the city. (Courtesy KPF)

First phase of Hudson Yards set to finally open to the public

The first phase of Hudson Yards opens to the public on March 15, and we rounded up the buildings that are set to be finished soon.

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