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"Why should people get to see plans? This isn't a public project."
Bruce Ratner in Crain's Nov. 8, 2009

Yeah Bruce, We Thought It Would Happen in a Nanosecond

In today's Times article, "Slow Economy Likely to Stall Atlantic Yards" Bruce Ratner is quoted:

“[Atlantic Yards is] not going to happen in a nanosecond,” Mr. Ratner said during an interview...
Really Bruce? We thought it would happen in a nanosecond.

Actually it was us, Bruce, other critics, and supporters of the project who consistently kept saying that your construction timeline projections were laughable. We even made that charge in the environmental lawsuit we brought against you. You and your team repeated the ten year build-out mantra up until today's Times article. Whereas so many said you'd be lucky to finish in 20 years.

Here is what was in the legal brief we and 25 community groups filed against you (which will be appealed this summer):
ESDC understated the impacts of the Project by assuming a 10-year construction completion date that is historically unrealistic for a project of this size, complexity and uncertain financing.

As Charles Ratner, CEO of Forest City Enterprises (FCRC’s parent company) told investors in a March 6, 2007 webcast, his company was well aware that the proposed Project would take at least 15 years to build.

In a February 26, 2007 New York Observer interview with Laurie Olin, FCRC’s landscape architect on the Project, he stated that the Project would “probably [take] 20 years.”

Upon information and belief, FCRC and ESDC fully expected the Project build-out to be a minimum of 15 years, but chose a significantly shorter period for analysis in the FEIS in order to avoid and minimize identifications of adverse impacts.

A later project completion date more accurately reflecting the likely delays in construction would have identified larger unmitigated adverse impacts than were considered in the FEIS.
Norman Oder had this conversation in December 2006 with Kathryn Wylde, president and CEO of the Partnership for New York City:
"You’re talking about a 15-year, 20-year buildout,” she added.

“They say ten years,” I pointed out.

“Not a chance,” Wylde responded, with a smile.
And Metrotech was supposed to take you 5 years but it took you 14 years.

So we're well aware that your projects take much longer than projected and that Atlantic Yards, if ever built, will take much longer than projected in 2003, 2006 or even today in the Times. (We noticed, in the article you failed to even attempt to say how long the whole thing would take.)

So don't condescend to the public which is paying very close attention. We all know your project can't be built in a nanonsecond. And we're quite certain it can't be built in 20 years either.

Posted: 3.21.08
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