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July 29, 2009

It came from the Blogosphere... (NY Post edition)

News that the Municipal Art Society released a set of revised renderings, because Atlantic Yards developer Bruce Ratner won't, made the rounds in the blogosphere:

Brownstoner, Reality Check Rendering of Yards from MAS

Now that the budget and ambitions of Atlantic Yards have been scaled back and Frank Gehry has been dumped, what are we left with? Since Forest City Ratner has not been forthcoming to date, the Municipal Art Society took a stab at creating a rendering of what may be in store.

NY Times, "City Room," Morning Buzz: Housing & Economy

Renderings of Bruce Ratner’s embattled Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn commissioned by the Municipal Art Society portray how the $4.9 billion project will look now that all the bells and whistles have been stripped from it - most notably the architect Frank Gehry and his expressionist building and arena design. The society says it’s doing what Mr. Ratner and the state won’t — providing the public with renderings to rely on as the Empire State Development Corporation holds public hearings Wednesday and Thursday regarding Ratner’s revised project plan, which was released last month and is scaled down and more costly than the one state officials approved in 2006.

Sports Business News, Facility Notes

In N.Y., Rich Calder reports the Municipal Art Society of N.Y. (MAS) said that it is doing what Nets Owner Bruce Ratner and the state "won't -- providing the public with renderings to rely on as the Empire State Development Corp. holds public hearings Wednesday and Thursday....

* Aerial photo, Jonathan Barkey

Posted by lumi at July 29, 2009 5:10 AM