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    This project adds a mid-size venue that doubles as a 10,387-arena for DePaul University basketball to McCormick Place, the country’s largest convention center. The new event center is part of a redevelopment plan to transform the surrounding neighborhood into a vibrant entertainment district with new dining and entertainment venues, hotels and streetscapes. The building’s design is contemporary, but it grows from a study of the adjacent neighborhoods. Therefore, the arena has four “fronts” of varying transparency and a scale befitting the historic Prairie Avenue neighborhood.