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April 27, 2007

AYR roundup on density and planning issues

One Atlantic Yards Report item about a Nathan Glazer lecture got left in the rubble after news of yesterday's collapse at the Ward Bakery building. Today Norman Oder follows up Deputy Mayor Dan Doctoroff's excuses for Atlantic Yards.

GlazerBook.pngAt Glazer talk on modernism, AY is poster child for too much density

Nathan Glazer, the eminent Harvard sociologist and social critic, came to New York on April 17 to speak about his new collection of essays, From a Cause to a Style: Modernist Architecture’s Encounter with the American City--and Atlantic Yards came in for some criticism..

Protest, he said at one point, “is one form of discovering when density is too much,” and that certainly points to Brooklyn. (He spoke at the Yale Club, sponsored by the Manhattan Institute.)

Doctoroff (sort of) says city didn't "reach out" regarding Atlantic Yards

Deputy Mayor Dan Docotroff on lessons learned:

“The first thing we’ve learned is that it’s absolutely critical to get the communities involved right up front. I will be honest—to the extent that we’ve made mistakes in the past, it’s because we haven’t reached out early enough or aggressively enough to communities.

NoLandGrab: Is it even worth the trouble to say, "We told you so."

Posted by lumi at April 27, 2007 9:21 AM