New York Architecture: The Events of the Year
The New Yorker named Sukkah City one of the ten architectural events in New York in 2010 that will have a meaningful effect on 2011 (and beyond). "The exhibition was the culmination of a remarkable architectural competition that took place over the summer of 2010, when an organization called Reboot, dedicated to advancing Jewish culture in modern times, invited architects to propose a new version of a sukkah, the temporary structure that observant Jews build every autumn to remind them of the life of their ancestors in the desert. Hundreds of architects responded with designs, many of them brilliantly inventive, and a dozen were selected by a jury to be built and shown at Union Square. There was no better reminder in 2010 that architectural creativity can pop up in the most unlikely circumstances."