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June 23, 2008

Atlantic Yards: This Generation's Penn Station?

Atlantic Yards Report

Writing a few thousand words a day on Atlantic Yards Report is not enough, apparently, to keep Norman Oder busy.


I have an overview article on Atlantic Yards in Places: Forum of Design for the Public Realm, a journal published three times a year by the Design History Foundation, with the goal that "designers, public officials, scholars and citizens can discuss issues vital to environmental design, with particular emphasis on public spaces in the service of shared ideals of society."

The "Dispatch," headlined Atlantic Yards: This Generation’s Penn Station?, was assigned months ago. Fortunately, the final production deadline was stretched long enough into May to incorporate mention of the new designs and professed timetable announced in March.

Will AY be seen as "this generation's Penn Station"? It's too soon to tell exactly what kind of change it may galvanize. It is clear, however, that the city and state, even as they pursue projects that inevitably stir controversy, are doing more to ensure a fair bidding process and to consult with communities.


To download a PDF copy of Atlantic Yards: This Generation’s Penn Station?, click here.

Posted by eric at June 23, 2008 9:14 AM