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"Why should people get to see plans? This isn't a public project."
Bruce Ratner in Crain's Nov. 8, 2009

Gehry: new Atlantic Yards design "works better with the surrounding area than it ever had before."

From the Daily News article accompanying the exclusive publication of the renderings of Frank Gehry's new designs for Forest City Ratner's Atlantic Yards proposal:
Atlantic Yards' Miss Brooklyn is slashed more than 100 feet in massive redo
By Jotham Sederstrom

Miss Brooklyn, the Frank Gehry-designed signature tower of the controversial Atlantic Yards project, has been dumped.
Originally envisioned as a 620-foot residential and commercial tower, the newly named "B1" - or Building One - will be slashed to 511 feet and feature commercial office space only, Gehry said yesterday.

"My enthusiasm for Atlantic Yards has grown and grown until arriving at our current design, which works better with the surrounding area than it ever had before," said Gehry of new designs obtained exclusively by the Daily News.
"Miss Brooklyn, now called Building One, has been slimmed down and has become more festive, resulting in a very unique office building," he said.

"I've tried to give it some energy and excitement as it meshes with the arena design."
...
Does it "work better with the surrounding area than it ever had before?" Is it "festive?" Is it "meshing?"
You decide:
...The 34-story structure - once expected to rise higher than the Williamsburgh Savings Bank - will now be dwarfed by it. The sleek Miss Brooklyn is replaced by an asymmetrical design that rises like a spiraling Lego structure, edges askew.

To clarify, Building 1, nee "Miss Brooklyn," will not be "dwarfed" by the Williamsburgh Savings Bank. Building 1, as proposed would be 1 foot shorter than the clocktower.



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