Before Bruce Ratner and Frank Gehry decided to play mad scientist with the Brooklyn skyline, there was a time when a different future was imagined for the Atlantic Yards. A reader reflects:
Before Ratner had his eyes on the Atlantic Railyards, Boymelgreen had big plans for Newswalk...not just the renovated Daily News printing plant, but for the whole neighborhood...all that survived was the Newswalk building, but this page from some architectural firm has some pretty hilarious sketches of what could have been... We'll go out on a limb and guess that residents of Brooklyn probably didn't love this plan either. Hey, sometimes the devil you know, is better than the devil you don't.
· Newswalk, Brooklyn [Design Collective]
· Reaction to the Reaction to the Atlantic Yards Reaction [Curbed]