FOREST CITY HAS ITS PROBLEMS IN BROOKLYN

Submitted by Roldo on Mon, 06/08/2009 - 13:48.

Forest City Enterprises is taking a beating in Brooklyn. Brooklyn, N. Y. that is.

 

Read how Forest City dumped architect Frank Gehry for Ellerby Becket, a Minnesota firm. The article notes that Ellerby Becket has a “numbing track record of uninspired sport complexes” to its credit. Of course, Ellerby Becket designed Gund (Quicken) Arena in Cleveland.

 

Pressuring Forest City’s desires for development in Brooklyn is a community organization that operates as real community organization should – hit the developers, and then hit them again, and then again. Would that Cleveland has such a creature.

 

The organization is called “Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn”.

 

The article can be accessed here:  

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/gehry-leaves-brooklyn-megaproject/article1172534/

 

It's a very interesting read.

 

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