Surprising their boss and everyone in the break room, an intern at Grace Development Agency released a concept plan for Pippen involving a reconstructed airport and supporting community.
“Wait – wha?” Said the intern’s boss.
“All these computers have a purpose,” stated the intern, “and I wanted to demonstrate that you could build a city up a mountainous slope.”
The plan, pictured above, has a number of intriguing ideas, including an airport that is mostly below the tarmac. “With the mall and baggage counters below,” the intern wrote, “the airport footprint can be smaller and there is space for a separate town on the south side.”
The plan also calls for a Visitor Center and Tour Boat Terminal, which would be an entry point to the Pippen experience.
“Visitors come in by boat or get ‘landed,’ then they can walk for 15 seconds and be at the airport, take a train, or shop at several shopping areas. Everything is close, and all of East River is open to them.”
The plan has some controversy too. It calls for reseating the East River civil administration in Pippen, taking away what was traditionally in Helvellyn.
“There would be a lot of changes,” said one customer at Pippen Hot, “but I really like the plan.”