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February 1, 2009

Let's call it the AY downsizing meme, with a misleading illustration


Atlantic Yards Report

Apparently the reversal of the Atlantic Yards inevitability meme has now been joined by the AY downsizing meme--and both are far less certain than asserted.

We don't know what a revamped Atlantic Yards arena would look like, other than there would likely be less glass--which certainly would help with security. Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz recently speculated:
There may be a chance to incorporate design and construction changes that will lower the bottom line and celebrate the ‘Brownstone Brooklyn’ architecture that makes our borough unique.

It was unclear how much that referred to the arena or to the associated towers.


Posted by amy at February 1, 2009 10:22 AM