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By Jon Sedey
Located just minutes from downtown, McCormick Place is widely known as the leading convention center in all of North America. With over 2.7 million gross square feet, 173 meeting rooms, and a 4000+ seat theater, the facility attracts close to 3 million visitors annually and is considered to be the economic heartbeat of the convention and tradeshow industry. McCormick Place aims to be, the world’s premier host, creating a great experience for every person, every time.
By Matt Baker
It’s been five years since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. Early predictions of the city’s impending demise, especially for its poorest, hardest hit neighborhoods like the lower Ninth Ward and Broadmoor, have so far proven unfounded. Proof of a city on the mend exists beyond the Saints’ Super Bowl success. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is currently undertaking the largest task in its history, a $14 billion overhaul of the levees. And all across the Mississippi Delta, residents are slowly moving back.
The Illinois Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) on Wednesday night announced the local winners of the 2010 Natural Talent Design Competition in the Haworth showroom at the Merchandise Mart. Nineteen designs were submitted to the local chapter in one of two categories: student or emerging professional. The winning entries in each category received a pass to this year’s Greenbuild expo and their designs will advance to the next level in the national charrette.