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Renderings vs. Reality at Union Square's Sukkah City

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Pop-up shops meet architecture meet Judaic ritual at Sukkah City, the Union Square exhibition that opened to public viewing yesterday and lasts until sundown tonight. The 12 sukkahs, temporary shelters built to observe the Jewish festival of Sukkot, were selected from over 600 entries by a panel of judges that included architects Thom Mayne and Michael Arad and critic Paul Goldberger. We've shared the concepts behind the sukkahs and even trekked out to Gowanus to get a preview, but how do the finished products stack up to their visions? Check out the gallery above for a look at each sukkah as well as its rendering. One winner will be on display in Union Square through October 2, chosen by online popular vote. The sukkahs are also being auctioned for charity by Housing Works, but they'll cost a lot of bar mitzvah money. Minimum opening bids are $5,000.
· Sukkah City [Official Site]
· Sukkah City coverage [Curbed]