So sad. So irreversible. And so inevitable… Sure, Ratner says he still plans to build. Yippie! The new arena design now on the table bears as much resemblance to Gehry’s as a Dumpster does to his Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.
The Post’s Steve Cuozzo is clearly not impressed with Ratner’s AY bait and switch (“there’s no way to sugar-coat the calamity”). Instead of great architecture that celebrates Brooklyn, we’re now faced with “Atlantic Terminal North”. In other words, yet another value-engineered shopping center from the folks that brought you Metro Tech. (Clearly I’m on a different page from Marty on this switch.)