Tuesday, March 09, 2010

For the record: a visual history of Atlantic Yards, including four generations of Gehry renderings and the successor (arena + vaportecture)

Yesterday's "for the record" consisted of the original p.r. packet when Atlantic Yards was announced.

It's not easy to keep track of the Atlantic Yards project, so, for the record, I've compiled a file of various renderings, images, and maps of the project, including promotional material (from Forest City Ratner and the opposition), the block and lot map, the blight map, and the 2006 timetable.

Included Frank Gehry's four (!) designs, from 2003, 2005, 2006, and 2008. Note how Phase 2 disappeared in 2008, as did Site 5, the one tower planned below Flatbush Avenue.

And note how the latest images, from SHoP, dispense from any towers at all, treating them as "vaportecture."
Atlantic Yards Over the Years: A Visual History

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