Sunday, November 05, 2006

What it might look like (again)

Two weeks ago, in response to a photo in the New York Times that depicted part of an empty railyard as the only image of the project, I suggested that a rendering of Atlantic Yards would have been a far better substitution.

Others apparently noticed the deficit too. On Friday I was at a symposium at the Pratt Institute, and spotted a poster created by Pratt professor Brent Porter, who with his students has studied the significant impact of shadows that the project could cause.

Porter already had a graphic of the rendering created for New York magazine, with shadows based on his studies (left in photo). He had tacked onto the poster the aforementioned photo from the Times (right in photo).

The juxtaposition is timely, and stark. The best way to inform people about the project is to show them what it might look like.

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