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July 18, 2005

The NY Times: Delirous Pile Up of Letters

A Plan for Skycrapers in Downtown Brooklyn
The NY Times

The City section carried several letters to the editor in response to the City Editorial ("Skyscrapers Grow in Brooklyn") about the Ratner-Gehry design for Atlantic Yards, the Extell bid and the Times's coverage of the whole affair.

The letter writers take issue with the Times's "admiring tone" in their coverage of the project, the failure to mention Ratner's requirement that eminent domain be used, the lack of public process and lack of "analytical thinking."

More than one author takes the Times to task for brushing aside serious concerns over Ratner-Gehry's ideas by characterizing them as "adventurous."


NoLandGrab: The Times printed letters in response to the weekend City Editorial, but it seems that none were published from the July 5th coverage ("Seeking First to Reinvent the Sports Arena, and Then Brooklyn" and "Instant Skyline Added to Brooklyn Arena Plan") that spurned such outrage.

Posted by lumi at July 18, 2005 9:24 AM