could you verify the submission deadline?
the dates on the site are correct. the submission deadline is 16 august at 11:59pm.
are we allowed to carve into the ground?
what are exact boundaries of the existing park to the N and S?
the boundaries are noted on the williamsburgWATERFRONT.dwg on the layer projectSITE.
how do I open an .obj file?
an .obj file is a 3D drawing file that can be imported into 3D modelling programs such as Rhino 3D and Autodesk Maya.
how do I open a .3Dm file?
a .3DM file can be opened in Rhino 3D.
is the building located within our site scheduled to be demolished? what is contained within this? is it accessible to the public? can we design up to the perimeter of this, or is there a setback that we must observe?
it is at the discretion of the entrant whether or not to keep the existing building as part of their design. it is accessible from the site and there is no setback requirement.
how much of the installation is to be temporary? is there winter storage space available to store a temporary structure? will the structure be assembled for shows only, or at the beginning of the season, to be collapsed at summer’s end?
there is no specific requirement for how much of the design should be temporary. winter storage space can be accessed off site or can be designed as party of your scheme.
is there electrical, gas, water/sewage services on the site? if not, where would we connect to these services?
yes, assume that the services are available on site.
what are the elevations of the contour lines that cross the site.
the contour line at the water is at 3′-0″. the contours are 1′-0″ apart.
the ticket booths- are these admission ticket booths? for what are these ticket booths to be used?
yes, the ticket booths are to purchase tickets for admission.
the 10×13 inch rendering which best describes the formal and atmospheric intent of the project—this is to be on the boards, but is it required by itself in a separate file?
it just needs to be on the boards.
this 10×13 inch rendering can be one of the three  images required, or is it an additional image?
it can be one of the required images.