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Here are some of the most popular stories that appeared on CLAD this week, from the world's tallest Ferris wheel to a high-profile planning application hampered by bats.

Monday

• The world's tallest observation wheel is taking shape on Dubai’s Bluewaters Island. Read here.

• Architects Höweler + Yoon have proposed an interactive ‘Living Lab’ for the Dubai 2020 Expo to explore human empathy. Read here.

• A pop-up preview of James Corner Field Operations’ Miami Underline has opened to showcase the vision for the 10 mile linear park. Read here.

• Construction has begun on a 200,000sq ft (18,600sq m) entertainment complex devoted to Elvis Presley in Graceland. Read here.

Tuesday

• Work is nearing completion on a new Four Seasons hotel sat Japan’s ancient imperial capital Kyoto.Read here.

• The Scottish Borders Council has unveiled a museum design for two-time Formula One world champion Jim Clark. Read here.

• Remote heritage sites may one day be served by ‘satellite’ visitor centres, following in the footsteps of a hub for a remote Scottish archipelago.Read here.

Wednesday

• One day in the not-too distant future, glass windows may be replaced by transparent wood. Read here.

• Exhibition designers Casson Mann have designed a story-filled restaurant for five-star London hotel One Aldwych. Read here.

• Ground has been broken on a Will Ferrell-backed stadium being built for future Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise Los Angeles FC. Read here.

• Hotel, train and river-cruise operator Belmond is set to launch “Ireland’s first luxury rail experience”. Read here.

Thursday

• A new museum and memorial in Montgomery, Alabama has been designed to confront America’s history of slavery. Read here.

• The annual Build Earth Live ideas competition – which challenges teams to create a design in just 48 hours – wants designers to envision a Hyperloop network for the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Read here.

• Hospitality group Taj Safaris has opened its first lodge outside of India; a traditionally designed retreat within a Nepalese national park. Read here.

Friday

• Six months on from his death, a museum dedicated to music legend Prince will soon open at his Paisley Park home and recording complex. Read here.

• The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, is one step closer to a US$49m (€43.4m, £37.2m) facility expansion. Read here.

Chelsea Football Club’s plans to build one of the largest stadiums in England have hit a stumbling block – the local population of endangered bats. Read here.

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