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November 17, 2011

So, Atlantic Yards may indeed look like Atlantic Lots, in terms of buildings

Atlantic Yards Report

When, in May 2008, the Municipal Art Society produced Atlantic Lots, renderings of a stalled Atlantic Yards project, it delineated both enduring parking lots as well as some boxy buildings on the arena block.

The buildings (below) in the fanciful full buildout looked nothing like the new Frank Gehry plan just released at the time.

2008 MAS renderings

2011 SHoP renderings

As it turns out, the new modular renderings released today look very much like the Atlantic Lots renderings. And there's still a huge surface parking lot planned for the southeast block of the project site.

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NoLandGrab: MAS's lawyers should be drawing up papers for an (anti-)intellectual property suit.

Posted by eric at November 17, 2011 4:49 PM