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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

We Blame the Post's Steve Cuozzo For Ratner's Atlantic Yards Failings (And Many Elected Officials)

NY Post critic Steve Cuozzo slams Ratner's latest iteration of Atlantic Yards, er, Barclays Arena and Oculus "public plaza" as a "monstrosity of design only a mugger could love." He writes:
Dem bums!

What a travesty in the name of bringing Brooklyn its first major-league team since the Dodgers left. Sure, the Barclays Center Plaza shown yesterday by developer Bruce Ratner is an improvement over today's barren site.

But it's still so singularly malevolent in its ugliness, it might actually rehabilitate Walter O'Malley's reputation.

You don't need a degree in architecture to hate the triangular mugging ground of "environmentally conscious landscaping, intimate seating areas" and a goofy, planted-roof subway entrance -- a "flexible open space" more conducive to hosting a Crips-Bloods scrimmage than the intended upscaling of the neighborhood.

There are numerous villains behind the abomination, including city and state officials who winked at it after giving owner Bruce Ratner huge subsidies largely on the basis of the original, magnificent Frank Gehry design.
But Cuozzo then goes on to blame DDDB's co-founder, Daniel Goldstein, for the "monstrosity" and laughably pretends that seven years of opposition to Ratner's debacle was the work of one lone man:
But the chief culprit is Daniel Goldstein, the activist who held up Ratner's Atlantic Yards for as long as it took to score a $3 million payout to move out of its way.

Goldstein failed to stop the project in the end, but delayed it long enough for Ratner to lose any chance of financing Gehry's vision.
What a buffoon. Perhaps if columnists such as Cuozzo didn't willingly keep their head in the sand for the past 7 years we wouldn't have the current mess at Atlantic and Flatbush.

Blame yourself Steve.

(Norman Oder adds, correctly, that Gehry's plan was never financeable anyway.)



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