The Afternoon Wrap: Friday

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  • Zaha Hadid‘s head just got bigger. Down in Virginia she won the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture, which the Iraq-born architect can put next to her Pritzker. [Architectural Record News]
  • The Bowery Hotel, which is the finest Gramercy Park-like establishment not actually near Gramercy Park, just lost a valuable neighbor: Bowery Video has been shut down for prostitution. [Racked]
  • The rich get richer and the richest get mammoth penthouses: Qatar’s Sheikh Hamad paid $195 million for a London 20,000-square-foot penthouse. Prices aren’t that high in New York yet, but terraces and name-brand architects (hello, Zaha!) are helping us get there. [Forbes]

    Max Abelson

    The Afternoon Wrap: Friday