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  • Second Second City
    urbana ILLINOIS

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    stewart HICKS & allison NEWMEYER (of Design with Company): This project contends with the competing and overlaid desires for the site of the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago by creating a new tourist destination and scenario-planning infrastructure from the existing architecture. On the roof, a 1:25 miniature replica of Chicago is constructed. A clear mound protects the model, provides space for artificial weather equipment and creates unexpected visual connections between both Chicagos. Within the mound, the model acts as a simulator for various future scenarios.

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