How the Move Downtown is Paying off for McDonald’s, and Other Industry News

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One of many outdoor spaces and terraces at McDonald’s new headquarters. Image by Manuel Martinez.
  • A year after leaving suburban Chicago for the Downtown area, McDonald’s is starting to offer data points that appear to confirm the advantages, reports Crain’s Chicago Business. And recent comments from the CEO suggest a strategic benefit, too.
  • The acoustic properties of our houses, offices and public spaces can have a major impact on how comfortable we find them, says BBC, and may even affect the way we behave.
  • Market Watch reports that some people with desk jobs are sick and tired of their colleagues, but their solutions could cost them promotions and raises.
  • Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) has completed Robinson Tower, a high-rise building in Singapore that seeks to promote sustainable urbanism. Learn more about the project from Design Boom.
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