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Atlantic Yards Update: Miss Brooklyn on a Diet?

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Atlantic Yards is getting a trim here and there, and the prime target so far appears to be Frank Gehry's Miss Brooklyn tower. Atlantic Yards Report noted yesterday that "the size of the project may have been reduced" based on a review of some documents and follows up today with more detail about possible cuts. The overall project apparently hasn't shrunk in a dramatic way, but the Frank Gehry-designed Miss Brooklyn looks like it will be smaller, down from 900,000 square feet to 528,000 square feet, although a hotel could bulk it up again. Also, of note: the building won't have condos, but will have office space, bringing the total number of residential units associated with the project down from 6,430 to 6,000. Plus, the timetable for building a new rail yard is about 5 years rather than the previously mentioned 3 1/2 years. Even the Barclays Center is getting the reduced calorie treatment, with the number of luxury suites cut from 170 to 130. Of course, demolition is moving forward on the parts of the site that aren't involved in litigation. May will mark two years since the Gehry renderings of a tall Miss Brooklyn were released.
· AY scaleback? Well, at least Miss Brooklyn, apparently [AYR]
· Atlantic Yards Quietly Scaled Back? [Crain's]
· Atlantic Yards Scope Trimmed; Funding Still Fuzzy [Brownstoner]

Barclays Center

Atlantic Avenue at Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY