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August 31, 2007

NBA Photo Wire

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Photo, Mark Lennihan for AP

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The Atlantic Yards Vanderbilt Yards, center, are shown in an aerial photo on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007 in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Developer Forest City Ratner plans to construct 16 skyscrapers and an 18,000-seat arena for the NBA's Nets above and around the Long Island Railroad yards. The project is to include office suites, a hotel, 6,400 apartments and a 500-foot glass tower. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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NoLandGrab: "Atlantic Yards" is the name of Ratner's project; the proper name of the railyard is "Vanderbilt Yard."

This photo nicely illustrates the location of Bruce Ratner's controversial Atlantic Yards project in relation to "Downtown Brooklyn," which is the first bank of buildings well behind the Williamsburgh Savings Bank tower. Most of Ratner's pr materials, including www.atlanticyards.com, locate the project in "Downtown Brooklyn." The correct location of the project is Prospect Heights.

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We've taken the same photo and outlined the footprint of the Atlantic Yards plan. Two long city blocks slated for demolition and clearance at the east end of the project (bottom right) are not included in this aerial view.

Posted by lumi at August 31, 2007 7:33 AM