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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

Ratner's Sixth Arena Design to be Released on Wednesday. The Rest of Atlantic Yards? Don't Ask.

From Curbed:

For those who were already off to sandier environs, last week news broke that Manhattan-based boutique architecture firm SHoP had been brought aboard to overhaul the new design for Atlantic Yards's Barclays Center arena. Well, it looks like SHoP had its T-squares out all weekend: The new arena designs will be unveiled tomorrow. Do tune in!
By tomorrow they mean Wednesday. Remember what we posted last week:
...we thought you should know what is going to happen next week, most likely.

Ratner will release new designs for his proposed arena, putting lipstick on his boondoggle—for the sixth time. (They'll be released after the public comment period on his project has closed. And the release will be notable for something rather important—no designs for any of the rest of the project, which purportedly includes 16 towers and 6,430 housing units.)

This will be followed by the requisite hubbub of high praise and low raspberries.

Then the next day will come and everyone can remember that during the 6-year controversy over the Atlantic Yards plan, the look of the arena has not been the linchpin of that controversy. And the fight will go on, looking forward to a big court date on October 14.
Update from Atlantic Yards Report:

...DDDB points to "a big court date on October 14," when the state's highest court, the Court of Appeals, hears the Atlantic Yards eminent domain case.

But I suggest that September 17 is the next big date.

Yes, the board of the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) is expected to re-approve the project with few questions, but the ESDC also must release a memo to board members summarizing the critical comments received from the public, and we'll get to see how candid and responsive the ESDC (via consultant AKRF) has been.

And those answers, or lack thereof, may be fodder for more litigation.

Posted: 9.08.09
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