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December 6, 2005

Gehry and Atlantic Yards: A Work in Progress

by Linda G. Miller

patti&gehry.jpgA brief report on the Gehry/Olin/Stuckey meeting in the American Institute of Architects online newsletter:

"This is one of the toughest projects I've confronted in my entire life," said Frank Gehry, FAIA, referring to Forest City Ratner Companies' (FCRC) Atlantic Yards project at a standing-room-only presentation at the Center for Architecture on November 22. Gehry, James Stuckey, FCRC Executive Vice President for Community and Residential Development, and landscape architect Laurie Olin, FASLA, proudly debuted the latest rendition for the redevelopment of the blighted Atlantic Yards and adjacent properties in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Gehry made it clear that the project continues to be a work in progress.


NoLandGrab: The article states that Gehry and the developer have had more than 80 meetings with community members. The community members who showed up to hear Frank Gehry were not from the groups with which the developer has regularly met. That's why the poor souls have to schlep to every open public meeting.

Posted by lumi at December 6, 2005 8:26 AM