This competition centered on an imaginary archaeological dig in Chicago, at the end of the third Millennium, of a major gathering place in the City. The task was to recreate the architectural space and explain the ceremonial rites that took place within (false assumptions were encouraged).
The rendering helps to understand two potential mysteries to future explorers of Chicago: why such tall structures were found in the area and who the most powerful inhabitants were. At the center of the plaza, formed by a series of skyscrapers, is located the Board of Trade building, which becomes both symbol for Chicago as Mercantile Trader and Temple for the High Priests of the City, the Traders, who celebrate the annual beginning and end of the harvest season with massive citywide festivals.
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