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The recently completed U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis features transparent glass on its facade that could injure or kill birds in collisions, according to critics. The National Football League’s Vikings and stadium officials have decided to fund a $300,000 scientific bird study to determine the extent of the problem, if any, before installing any sort of bird deterrent. Good or bad decision?

August 28 to September 3, 2016

San Francisco's Millennium Tower has been found to have sunk 16 inches since it opened eight years ago—more than the 6 inches it was predicted to settle in its lifetime. What should be done now?

August 14 to August 20, 2016

China has recently outlawed “odd-shaped” buildings as part of an effort to regulate city growth. Do you think this will work?

March 27 to April 2, 2016

The U.S. Green Building Council recently held its annual conference, Greenbuild. Do you think sustainability and green design is politically or financially motivated, or does it make good business sense?

December 4 to December 11, 2015

A Chinese company has just built a 57-story skyscraper in 19 days from prefab components. Would you live in it?

May 10 to May 16, 2015

The UK, which has the world's smallest houses, has for the first time adopted minimum space requirements in homes. Good idea or bad idea?

April 6 to April 12, 2015

A Dutch architect is suing a former museum client, saying its expansion plans "mutilate" his design. Should architects retain legal rights over their design after the project is completed?

February 23 to February 27, 2015

How do you rank your priorities in building design today?

February 16 to February 20, 2015

Los Angeles officials are weighing an ordinance that would require property owners to quakeproof thousands of vulnerable buildings within the next 30 years. Good plan?

February 9 to February 13, 2015

Critics say that today’s “starchitects” are pushing design extremes that are structurally risky. What do you think?

January 26 to January 30, 2015

What should a builder do if he or she encounters design or specification issues that may affect a building’s integrity or performance?

June 9 to June 13, 2014

One World Trade Center’s spire has earned it the honor of tallest U.S. building. What should “tallest building” mean?

November 18 to November 22, 2013

What should be uppermost in the mind of an architect when designing a building?

October 31 to November 6, 2011


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