November 30, 2006
Security study for Atlantic Yards? Sure, but it's Ratner's
Atlantic Yards Report
The Municipal Art Society held a forum on the issues related to creating great public spaces during the age of terrorism concerns. Norman Oder was in attendance and popped the question about Atlantic Yards in the Q&A.
One question on the minds of Brooklynites is why the base of the Freedom Tower was redesigned to address vunerability to truck bombs, while Ratner is proposing to build a glass-and-steel skyscraper and arena attached to the densest residential community in America, over a transit hub that was the target of a foiled terrorist attack? Where's the security study? The public wants to know how terrorism and security concerns are being addressed.
You're probably used to not receiving answers to your questions and concerns about Atlantic Yards, so the non-answer to Oder's question won't be a surprise.
Posted by lumi at November 30, 2006 7:07 AM