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October 3, 2008

The Port Authority's "probabilistic" timetable for Ground Zero (vs. fantasy for AY)

Atlantic Yards Report

Norman Oder notes the difference between "probabilistic" and "anticipated:"

The Times reports that Port Authority of NY/NJ Chairman Christopher Ward has reported back to Gov. David Paterson on the rebuilding plans at Ground Zero:

To cover his bets, Mr. Ward presented two dates for each project: a target date and a “probabilistic” date, based on computer analysis of all the many random things that might go wrong.

That's a bit more candid than saying "anticipate" or "anticipated," as developer Bruce Ratner and the Empire State Development Corporation have said.

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NoLandGrab: The reason for the candor? The Governor has made it clear that progress in Lower Manhattan is a priority, where everyone involved must be held accountable.

It's hard to imagine the same for Bruce Ratner's highly controversial Atlantic Yards arena and high-rise project, for which timetables have been more promotional than "probabilistic."

Posted by lumi at October 3, 2008 5:36 AM