Gathering designed by Dale Suttle, So Sugita, and Ginna Nguyen.(Image courtesy of Sukkah City)

In just a few days, 12 high-concept sukkahs, or “booths,” will crowd Manhattan’s Union Square. They are the finalists in an international architectural competition called “Sukkah City,” which was launched by the social entrepreneurs of Reboot five months ago in anticipation of the Sukkot holiday. While designs had to conform with both biblical law and New York City building codes, they don’t lack for originality. Reporter Eric Molinsky spoke with the creative minds behind the competition, as well as with judges and competition entrants, about this latest attempt to give Sukkot, and the sukkah, a shot in the arm.