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August 20, 2008

"Maximum" private participation: will the Urban Room become ADT Plaza?

Atlantic Yards Report

Where else does a "Civil Rights-era provision aimed to clear slums" spawn "ADT Plaza" and Ye Olde "Jones Soda Shoppe?"

Ratnerville, of course:

Architect Frank Gehry, developer Forest City Ratner, and the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) have long called it the "Urban Room," publicly-accessible open space. It looks like we should start calling it the ADT Plaza.

While ADT Plaza is not described explicitly as the "Urban Room" on the Barclays Center web site, it would include several elements tagged to the Urban Room.
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And what about the second level mezzanine of ADT Plaza, accessed by a grand stoop? That sounds like the Jones Soda Shoppe, with its retro spelling of "shop."

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Posted by lumi at August 20, 2008 4:56 AM