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    I am listening WNYC and now they have said that gerhy is envolved in a project in Brooklyn maybe for NJ Jest stadium but I didn't understand very well. If someone has more details could be fine. Gerhy has definetely to have the chance to design something important in NYC. After having dismissed the new Guggenheim project in Downtown is quite necessary.

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    The project is under discussion at another thread:

    http://forums.wirednewyork.com/viewt...&start=120

    This thread will discuss the development's architecture, supposendly Ratner will unveil his plans tommorow.

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    The new Nets arena if it's built. I nearly hate Gehry's work, I hope it makes some sense here.

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    Newsday...

    Gehry To Unveil Nets' Arena Plans

    The Associated Press
    December 9, 2003

    Architect Frank Gehry is scheduled to unveil a design for a Brooklyn basketball arena for the New Jersey Nets on Wednesday, days after the team reached a deal to dissolve its partnership with the New York Yankees.

    Gehry, perhaps the world's most famous living architect, designed the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, and the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, which opened in October.

    The architect's arena design, however, will likely never make it off the drawing board unless real estate developer Bruce Ratner -- who hired Gehry -- is able to purchase the team and move it out of Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J.

    Ratner, president and chief executive officer of Forest City Ratner Companies, is the developer of Brooklyn's 16-acre MetroTech Center, has made a bid to purchase the team.

    On Monday, the Nets and Yankees announced a preliminary agreement to end their YankeesNets partnership. That allows Nets owners Lewis Katz and Ray Chambers to proceed with their plans to sell the club, which reached the NBA Finals the past two seasons.

    Besides Ratner, a partnership including developer Charles Kushner and U.S. Sen. Jon Corzine, D-N.J., have expressed interest in purchasing the team and keeping it New Jersey.

    Charles Wang, the founder of software maker Computer Associates and the owner of the New York Islanders hockey team, was also bidding on the team, but backed out last week. He had hoped to bring the team back to Long Island, where it played in the 1970s.

    The team's lease in New Jersey expires in three years.

    The Brooklyn arena would be located at the intersection of Flatbush and Atlantic avenues in downtown Brooklyn, near a major Long Island Rail Road terminal and a number of city subway lines.

    In addition to the arena, the designs are to include plans for new housing and commercial outlets in the area.

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    Better Gehry trash the skyline of Brooklyn than of Lower Manhattan.

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    Very Gehry.

    I expected not as good. Nice for Brooklyn.

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    The site also lists the heights of the buildings in the development:

    Towers 1 - 4 (surrounding the arena)

    1 - 620 ft
    2 - 440 ft
    3 - 210 ft
    4 - 500 ft

    Towers A-L (the tallest)

    A - 362 ft
    B - 272 ft
    C - 452 ft
    E - 353 ft
    F - 407 ft
    G - 317 ft

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    This, plus the Downtown Rezoning Plan, and Brooklyn's gonna have a skyline to rival any outside of Manhattan.

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    I can almost hear the contextualist NIMBYs squealing now.

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    They'll rally by throwing bricks while holding signs: "Use These.

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    ^That's not a bad idea... let's see them do it. :lol:

    Honestly, the stadium is much better than I expected, I really like it. The other buildings... I don't like the 'made of blocks' look, but they're of course very subject to change.

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    Brooklyn Courts the Nets

    By The Associated Press

    December 10, 2003, 2:44 PM EST

    Now all they need is a team. And $2.5 billion in funding. And deals with the city, state and transportation officials. And ... Well, you get the idea.

    Proponents of bringing the New Jersey Nets to Brooklyn unveiled a master plan Wednesday for a new arena and development project, although making the dream a reality remained an iffy proposition.

    The plan was created by architect Frank Gehry, perhaps the world's most famous living architect. Gehry is responsible for the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, and the two-month-old Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.

    The biggest impediment to implementing the plan was getting a team. Real estate developer Bruce Ratner hopes to purchase the Nets and move the team out of the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J.

    Ratner, president and chief executive officer of Forest City Ratner Companies, is the developer of Brooklyn's 16-acre MetroTech Center.

    The other major bidder is a partnership including developer Charles Kushner and U.S. Sen. Jon Corzine, D-N.J. The group wants to purchase the team and keep it New Jersey.

    The sale of the team appears inevitable. On Monday, the Nets and the New York Yankees announced a preliminary agreement to end their YankeesNets partnership. That allows Nets owners Lewis Katz and Ray Chambers to peddle the team, which lost in the NBA Finals the past two seasons.

    The proposed Brooklyn Arena and Brooklyn Atlantic Yards are a combined residential, retail and commercial space with 7.7 million square feet of space. The arena would seat 19,000 for basketball, and include 4,500 units of residential housing and 2.1 million square feet of commercial office space.

    Under the plan, development of the arena would begin next year -- if Ratner buys the Nets. The completion of the project would be in time for the 2006 NBA season; the team's lease in New Jersey expires in three years.

    The entire development would take 10 years, according to a release from Ratner. The Brooklyn arena would be located at the intersection of Flatbush and Atlantic avenues in downtown Brooklyn, near a major Long Island Rail Road terminal and a number of city subway lines, as well as commercial outlets in the area.


    Copyright 2003, Newsday, Inc.

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    I'm diggin it.

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