According to Roger Bennett, a co-founder of ReBoot, Sukkot was a rather drab affair back in his hometown of Liverpool, England. Especially the sukkah:
His childhood disappointment, along with some brainstorming with co-conspirator Joshua Foer, led to an architectural competition called Sukkah City. On the next Vox Tablet podcast, which goes up tomorrow, artist Eric Molinsky (see left!) reports on the idea behind the competition and the mind-boggling array of sukkah designs it elicited.