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Allez Design! NYC's Iron Designer

With the Hearst Tower and the New York Times Building gleaming in the distance, the inaugural Iron Designer Challenge was held on the rooftop at the Urban Assembly School of Design and Construction (SDC) last week. The challenge? To build a full-scale emergency shelter in three hours and in front of a live audience.

Given a palette of materials, each team selected the intended climate and the aftermath of what type of catastrophe (volcano, oil spill, robot attack...) their shelter would withstand.

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