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May 27, 2009

As with FCR's pictures of open space, the city likes to produce unrealistic park renderings

Atlantic Yards Report

From Tuesday's New York Post:
A Parks official... also said the city has a "bad" habit of commissioning renderings for park projects "it knows it'll never be able to fully fund" just to grab a quick headline "and boost the mayor's popularity."

That sounds a lot like Forest City Ratner commissioning landscape architect Laurie Olin for some renderings of open space not scheduled until Phase 2, for which the State Funding Agreement imposed no timetable.

Remember, according to Empire State Development Corporation CEO Marisa Lago, Atlantic Yards could take "decades." And the open space is all scheduled for Phase 2.

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Posted by eric at May 27, 2009 10:44 PM