Friday, October 30, 2009

Getting The Image Right: Forest City Ratner’s Proposed Atlantic Yards Nets Basketball Arena

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One picture is supposed to be worth a thousand words but we think that millions can be added (about subtracted value) by compositing the above picture with a few words it well deserves.

For more information about how the above rendering of the arena evolved, see: Really Now! The subject of Rendering the Atlantic Yards Arena Realistically Revisited (Saturday, September 12, 2009).

For more about the Net LOSS to the public that the arena will be, see: To The Brooklyn Paper: Yes, the Atlantic Yards Arena Will Cost the City, But the REAL Story Is That It Will REALLY, REALLY Cost the City (Saturday, September 26, 2009).

For why this image, despite best efforts, cannot dependably represent the future, see: Blasting From the Past: Ouroussoff on a Stand-alone Arena (Two Cheers Forward, And One Absolutely Cheerless Look Backward) (Wednesday, October 7, 2009).

For a vivid WNYC radio account about why local merchants and businesses should probably always have much to fear from monopolistic sports arenas and stadiums as neighbors, see: A Cautionary Tale for Local Businesses Around the Proposed Atlantic Yards Arena Site (10.28.09).

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