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February 20, 2007

Construction Begins On Atlantic Yards Project

NY1 reports one additional detail about the "construction" that is starting today attributed to Ratner's development company:

Forest City Ratner says the first project will be the decontamination of a bus depot, which will then be demolished.

A temporary Long Island Rail Road yard will go in its place, so that a giant platform can be built above the permanent rail yard which will support much of the $4 billion development.

The report also makes the same mistake The Times does, claiming that the City and State approved the project. This indicates that either NY1 took its cue from the one-paragraph item in today's Times, or Forest City Ratner is feeding that information to an unwitting press corps.

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Posted by lumi at February 20, 2007 11:44 AM