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May 10, 2006

NEWS ADVISORY: ARCHITECT FRANK GEHRY AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT LAURIE OLIN TO PRESENT NEW IMAGES OF BROOKLYN ATLANTIC YARDS PROJECT

Architects to Discuss Plans for Atlantic Yards - the Residential and Commercial Development that Will Also be Home to the Nets Basketball Team

(Brooklyn, NY) - May 10, 2006 - Architect Frank Gehry and landscape architect Laurie Olin will discuss their work on the Atlantic Yards development in Brooklyn and present new images of the 22-acre project tomorrow, Thursday May 11 at 10 a.m. at the Atlantic Yards Information Center in the Atlantic Center shopping Center (625 Atlantic Avenue, 3 rd floor.)

Gehry and Olin will discuss overall design themes and the on-going design process. While they will share new images and plans, these are not final images and it is expected that they will continue to change throughout the public review and design process. The proposed 22-acre Atlantic Yards project that will be situated at the intersection of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues in Brooklyn will provide affordable and market rate housing and retail and commercial space as well as the new arena for Nets basketball team. (A disk with selected images will be available for distribution to members of the press.)

Please note that this press conference is open to reporters with valid press credentials. If you do not have press credentials, we require a request from the publication that you will be representing. The request on letterhead should be faxed to 212.981.5449.

What: Frank Gehry and Laurie Olin discuss Atlantic Yards Project for Brooklyn. Will present new design images of the 22-acre site, including newly designed buildings and the proposed arena that will become the home to the Nets.

When: Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 10:00 a.m.

Where: Atlantic Center Shopping Center (625 Atlantic Avenue, 3 rd floor)

(Subway: Take 2, 3, 4, 5, Q, to Atlantic Avenue or M, N, R, W to  Pacific Street.) 

(Best entrance located on Atlantic Ave. at S. Portland Ave beneath the Circuit City sign. Elevators just inside the door lead directly to the 3rd floor.)

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Posted by lumi at May 10, 2006 5:31 PM