Sunday, October 12, 2008

Another distortion in the latest "liar flier"

Last Monday, I wrote about Forest City Ratner's latest promotional brochure, pointing to a rendering of the Atlantic Yards arena that seemed to have been cropped in a very curious manner.

Here's another.

At right is a spread from the flier emphasizing the provision of affordable housing and the project's "eco-friendly nature."

The rendering is long on foreground, short on background. Project towers--some of them planned to be 30, 40, and 50 stories, are cut off, with only half-a-dozen floors visible.

The main image of the project is... trees.

The original rendering

The graphic in the brochure was cropped from the rendering at right, produced by landscape architect Laurie Olin. It's misleading itself, because it doesn't show the full towers, some of which would be 30, 40, and 50 stories tall.

But at least it shows some 16 stories. The trees are there, but they're not the dominant image.

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