As the commemorations of the tenth 9/11 anniversary wrap up, we also remember?uh, New York by Gehry? The above ad from New York by Gehry developer Forest City Ratner ran in the Wall Street Journal this weekend. BreakingCopy is probably not the only one to have a problem with this: "On the one hand, yes, Bruce Ratner did place a vote of confidence in Lower Manhattan at a time when the neighborhood really needed investments. But come on. He’s a New York City real estate developer, not a charity. So the ad basically says: 'Let’s piggyback the 9/11 anniversary to show off our shiny new building we’re trying to fill up.'" Upper floors now available.
· No Land Grab: Developer Bruce Ratner's 9/11 ad [No Land Grab]
· Developer Bruce Ratner's 9/11 ad [Breakingcopy]
· New York by Gehry coverage [Curbed]