Thursday, July 19

ByKevin Sheekey

Today, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) announced that Bloomberg London is on its shortlist for the 2018 Stirling Prize, the UK’s highest architectural accolade.

“Overall the project is a tour-de-force…The multiplicity of invention at numerous levels is carried through with such conviction that you cannot fail to be impressed by it,” the judges write.

The BBC added: Bloomberg London is “a hyper-designed interior that delivers innovation and ingenuity in equal measure to produce an ‘outstanding’ sustainable building. With the Roman Temple of Mithras rising from the foundations too, what’s not to love?”

Read more:
-Bloomberg’s European Headquarters Shortlisted for Presigious RIBA Stirling Prize (Bloomberg press announcement)
-Six Amazing Buildings on RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist (BBC News)

Top Three Most Read Stories on the Bloomberg Terminal (Last 8 Hours):
-China’s Yuan Tumbles as PBOC Weakens Fixing, Easing Bets Mount
-Trump Struggles to Explain Putin Posture as Zigzag Worries Aides
-Putin Asked Trump to Question Obama’s Ambassador, Sanders Says

Trump tweets today at 9:24 a.m. EDT: The Summit with Russia was a great success, except with the real enemy of the people, the Fake News Media. I look forward to our second meeting so that we can start implementing some of the many things discussed, including stopping terrorism, security for Israel, nuclear…”

Brexit Latest:
-Theresa May Set to Catch Summer Break After Months of Brexit Crisis
(Bloomberg)
-Boris Johnson Resignation Speech: It’s Not Too Late to Save Brexit (BBC News)

World Order Update: Europe and Asia Move to Bolster Global Systems that Trump Has Attacked (New York Times)

Defending Law and Order: I Led the FBI, Robert Mueller is Just Doing His Job (New York Times oped – by Former FBI and CIA Director William Webster)

Climate News: Elon Musk Enlisted Sierra Club to Deflect Flak Over GOP Donation (Bloomberg)

Expanding Relationship with Twitter: Bloomberg Launches Optimized Twitter Feed for Trading (Seeking Alpha)
Read the press release here.


Headlines from around the world.

Philadelphia Inquirer: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Upholds Philadelphia Soda Tax

The National (UAE): Turkey Ends Two-year State of Emergency, Seeks to Keep Some Powers

Folha de S. Paulo: Supreme Court Decision Threatens Sustainable Waste Management across Brazil

Buzzfeed News: American Conservatives Played A Secret Role In The Macedonian Fake News Boom Ahead Of 2016

Washington Post: Trump Keeps Hyping Economic Numbers that Show only Mediocre Change


Best of late night.

“After all the backlash to his press conference with Vladimir Putin, President Trump said that the whole thing was a big misunderstanding, because he said the word ‘would’ when he meant to say ‘wouldn’t.’ The saddest part of that explanation is that it took him 24 hours to come up with it.”
— Jimmy Fallon

“After seeing those two standing next to each other, how many phone books is Putin standing on?”
— Samantha Bee on Full Frontal

“Trump says he now accepts U.S. intelligence that Russia interfered with our election. Trump was like, ‘After 18 months as president, I’ve decided to try something totally new: intelligence.’”
— Jimmy Fallon

For more best of late night from the New York Times, click here.