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Zaha Hadid Architects are designing a new metro station in Riyadh, Saudia Arabia described as “a three-dimensional lattice defined by a sequence of opposing sine-waves (generated from the repetition and frequency variation of station’s daily traffic flows) which act as the spine for the building’s circulation.” Basically, that means that the station has a unique, undulating facade that mimics the daily flow of traffic for Riyadh’s 5 million residents.
The King Abdullah FInancial District (KAFD) Metro Station will become a focal point for the city, not only as a hub for commuters, but also as a celebrated public space. The KAFD is scheduled to be completed by 2017 and will help ease the traffic congestion in the area.
See ArRiyadh Development Authority’s modern train station design in the gallery below. Don’t you wish this was coming to a city near you? (via Futuristic metro station planned for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | DVICE)
That is awesome looking.
The Department of Education is fining Yale $165,000 for underreporting sexual assault on campus. The fine is the result of a seven-year federal investigation prompted by a Yale alumni magazine article. It found the school failed to report four “forcible sex offenses” to the DOE in 2001 and 2002, as the 1990 Clery Act requires colleges to do. Having corrected its record and revised its reporting policy, Yale now says it will appeal the fine.
A University spokesperson told Businessweek the school believes the fine is too large, considering “the particular situations that resulted in findings of violations.” With Yale tuition and housing now at $58,600, the fine amounts to less than it costs one person to attend the school and is .0085 percent of its $19.3 billion endowment. We can probably expect to see more of this kind of story as student activists file Clery Act complaints at schools like Occidental, Swarthmore, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Yale joins the ever growing number of universities fined for under-reporting campus rape. The true numbers likely larger still.