Architect/BEEP Markowitz's value
engineered vision of Brooklyn:
Borough President Marty Markowitz: Ratchet down Yards arena
... "If [Forest City Ratner doesn't] have the resources to do all the glass,
maybe a brownstone feel isn't so bad," said Markowitz
He indicated that incorporating Brooklynstyle stoops at the base of some
of the [Atlantic Yards] towers and using more traditional arena designs would
better fit Brooklyn's character.
"Maybe, just maybe, the feel of the space will now be more in line with a
large part of that community's ambience or style," added Markowitz, who said
a less costly version of the arena could still be "gorgeous" and "functional."