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Painting of the Pavilion’s steel structure is progressing at an impressive pace. What a great yellow! As previously reported, the New York Structural Steel Painting Association, Local Union 806, District Council 9, IUPAT, working with NYC Parks, is providing $3 million in time and materials to complete the project. The NYS Pavilion Paint Project website features a photo gallery of the progress. ... MORE

The National Park Service has named Lafayette Park in Detroit a National Historic Landmark, calling it “one of the earliest planned and most fully-realized urban renewal projects of the mid-twentieth century.” The site, which includes three high-rises, a collection of low-rise townhomes, a shopping center, school and park, is also the largest collection of Mies van der Rohe designed buildings in the world. The designated property draws a close resemblance to a local Mies project: the Colonnade Park and Pavilion Apartments in Newark, NJ. ... MORE

Lafayette Towers, part of Lafayette Park National Historic Landmark. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, 1961-1965. Photo: Quinn Evans Architecture