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October 5, 2006

Ratner Will Bring Us Closer Together

The Real Estate Observer
By Matthew Schuerman

Our claim from July that Atlantic Yards would be the densest census tract in the country seems to be sowing some confusion, which is just as well, because we never really said that.

What we said was that Atlantic Yards would be twice as dense as the densest census tract in the country, but nothing about it being its own census tract.
Because all of this confusion made us curious, we went ahead and calculated what effect the new population would have on the densities of those four census tracts. No, none of those tracts will become the densest in the nation, but one of them, 129.02, which will host the basketball arena and three skyscrapers, would apparently leap into the ranks of the 100 densest tracts.

Schuerman crunches some numbers and figures out that three of the four census tracts would double or triple in population.


Posted by lumi at October 5, 2006 10:45 PM