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May 18, 2006

High-rise vs. low-rise; the Times resists corrections, maintains false dichotomy

Atlantic Yards Report has a bone to pick with The NY Times's characterization of the Extell alternative plan for the Vanderbilt Railyards as "low-rise," instead of "high-rise."

Though the characterization either favors the opponents of Forest City Ratner's (FCR) Atlantic Yards plan by showing a viable "low-rise" alternative, or favors FCR by promoting a false dichotomy, the mission of Norman Oder's blog has been to clarify the debate by focusing on verifiable facts and figures.

Starting with a detailed letter to the corrections department, Oder engages in an exchange with the corrections editor, who somehow concludes that no correction is warranted.


Posted by lumi at May 18, 2006 7:46 AM