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June 11, 2008

"The Battle for the World's Skyline" sounded better in the original German

Atlantic Yards Report

Portfolio.com's Felix Salmon points to a Business Week article--well, an article on the magazine's web site--called The Battle for the World's Skyline, which is translated from and apparently written from a German perspective.

Salmon observes:

And it would be very hard indeed to find many New Yorkers who agree with the Business Week article that the scaling-back of Bruce Ratner's Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn is "a tough blow for New York". (I suspect the authors will have lost most Brooklynites when they describe the area as "an industrial wasteland".)

Rather than try to build on that critique, I'll just translate the passage about AY from English back to German, then back to English, courtesy of Babelfish.

Click here to see how "Herr Oder" occupies himself in his spare time, when he's feelin' dank.

Posted by lumi at June 11, 2008 4:32 AM