Thursday, November 17, 2011

So, Atlantic Yards may indeed look like Atlantic Lots, in terms of buildings

When, in May 2008, the Municipal Art Society produced Atlantic Lots, renderings of a stalled Atlantic Yards project, it delineated both enduring parking lots as well as some boxy buildings on the arena block.

The buildings (below) in the fanciful full buildout  looked nothing like the new Frank Gehry plan just released at the time.

2008 MAS renderings




2011 SHoP renderings

As it turns out, the new modular renderings released today look very much like the Atlantic Lots renderings. And there's still a huge surface parking lot planned for the southeast block of the project site.

1 comment:

  1. Just the sort of bottom-line dreck we've come to expect from FCR and its parent (Metrotech, Atlantic Terminal/Center, Station Square in Pittsburgh) - the list goes on. The lower floors look like very low-budget Battery Park City. And it's not that I object to prefab construction; indeed, a strong case could be made for it. But does it have to look like a prefab version of Co-Op City?

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