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May 22, 2007

WTF? AY presentation borrows WTC rendering

Atlantic Yards Report

This one IS "brutally weird:"

Forest City Ratner has not released the "Atlantic Yards" image below to the public in New York, or via the AtlanticYards.com image gallery, because, well, it's not part of Frank Gehry's design.

However, a representative of parent company Forest City Enterprises apparently did label the image "Atlantic Yards" in a presentation (p. 48) to governmental and business leaders during a 4/18/07 forum in Atlanta on redeveloping an underutilized corridor.

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Except it's the World Trade Center site. Compared to AY, the WTC has had more--if contested --public process, with architects competing for the design rather than anointed from the start, and a greater public discussion of security concerns.

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UPDATE: The presentation has been removed from AtlantaDowntown.com, but is now available on NoLandGrab (WARNING: 5MB PDF).

Posted by lumi at May 22, 2007 10:21 AM