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February 23, 2007

It has begun: Ratner starts work on Atlantic Yards

The Brooklyn Paper By Gersh Kuntzman

Demolition work at Bruce Ratner’s $4-billion Atlantic Yards mega-project began this week — the first baby steps in what is expected to be a 10-year construction project.

Note to The Brooklyn Paper: The developer is the only one who expects that construction will be completed in 10 years.

A handful of workers spent much of the week removing debris from a former MTA bus depot on the eastern edge of the 22-acre project site.
Ann Russo, owner of Russo Wrecking, said she expected Ratner to press ahead at full steam.

“We’ve bid on other demolition work within the project and we’ve been told to expect an answer very soon, like in the next few days,” she said.

“They’re moving quickly.”


Posted by lumi at February 23, 2007 8:46 AM