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December 19, 2007

2007 in Downtown Brooklyn: The Year of the Skyscraper

High-Rises Become the Talk of the Town

Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Editorial
By Dennis Holt

As most people know, the Chinese calendar honors animals by naming years after them, although I’m not sure what the reason is.

It is possible that sometime in the future, someone will look back at developments in Downtown Brooklyn in 2007 and call this year the “Year of the Beanstalk.”
The plan that started the whole thing, in one sense, is “Miss Brooklyn,” the mixed-use tower designed by Frank Gehry for Atlantic Yards. The developer scaled the building back but, as several observers, have noted, no final design has been announced. Therefore, the tower may still get “up there” as far as height is concerned.


NoLandGrab: We love how Holt starts off the editorial explaining that he doesn't know why the Chinese calendar identifies each year with a different animal sign, but that doesn't stop him from talking.

Posted by lumi at December 19, 2007 2:24 AM