Instead of reaching towards the sky, this project and new infrastructure enables Chicago to reach for new horizons. The Chicago Institute for Land Generation is established to produce and oversee the process. Once banished to make way for the picturesque natural “other” that now garnishes the river, this proposal brings a new industry and production economy to the shoreline of Chicago. The product of this new economy will be land that is outside the current political boundary of the city and un-tethered to any region or territory. It is the foundation for new societies and political scenarios to begin.