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September 28, 2010

Atlantic Yards down the memory hole: the first tower was supposed to break ground this year, not next spring

Atlantic Yards Report

Forest City keeps moving the goalposts, and only Norman Oder seems to catch on.

Forest City Ratner is delaying the first residential building, but no one seems to notice.

The New York Observer today:

Mr. Ratner reiterated his intention to begin building housing by next year, in a tower on the south side of the arena, on Dean Street, though there is no funding in place.

Crain's New York Business:

Mr. Ratner will announced [sic] the name of the architects that will work on the project some time in the first quarter of 2011, while construction could begin in the spring of next year, with construction of a new residential building beginning every six to nine months thereafter.


He also said that construction on the first residential tower -- a mixed-income building -- would likely begin in 8 to 10 months.

Forest City Ratner executive Jane Marshall, 2/24/10: "As we've stated publicly, we intend to begin design of the first residential building in such a way that it can break ground in the fourth quarter of this year."


Posted by eric at September 28, 2010 11:26 PM