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Upon hearing that Chrysler may be expanding one of its assembly lines in Rockford, the Register Star decided to compare the size of the expansion to several other local commercial and industrial sites. To do this, a grid was used to show approximate footprint each site has, along with the square footage of each. The simple visuals give readers a good idea about the size and show that the possible expansion is larger than a local mall. The size of the visuals make it difficult to be exact, but it's enough to let readers surmise the scope of the project. The exterior of the existing Chrysler plan shows the location, but the rest of the page is quit gray. Still, the expansion graphics show fantastic initiative. Nice page!

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