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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

Ratner Statement Doesn't Deny That Gehry is Off Atlantic Yards

Ratner does not deny that Gehry is off of the Atlantic Yards project:

Gehry says he was ‘misconstrued’ over predicting Yards demise
The Brooklyn Paper / Gersh Kuntzman

Starchitect Frank Gehry quickly recanted — sort of — a statement he made earlier in the week that the Atlantic Yards project is dead.

The latest brouhaha over the stalled development project began on Monday, when The Architect’s Newspaper, a trade publication, asked the 80-year-old master builder to look ahead to the end of his career and reflect on whether he had any “unrealized commissions” that he “wish had been built.”

Gehry’s answer: “The Corcoran Gallery in D.C., the Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn — I don’t think it’s going to happen.”

The always-outspoken Gehry quickly reconsidered his pessimism.In a statement issued by his Los Angeles-based firm, the architect described his earlier comment, made in what he called a “free-flowing interview,” as being “misconstrued as a prediction of the future of the Atlantic Yards development.”

If it wasn't a prediction, what was it?

Anway, we don't think Atlantic Yards is dead, not at all. But, are quite certain Frank Gehry is no longer on the project.

The article continues:
“World Famous Architect Sounds Like He’s No Longer Working on Bruce Ratner’s Project,” stated a press release from Develop Don’t Destroy, the main Yards opposition group.

“While Bruce Ratner’s project is a big question mark, it seems clear that Frank Gehry — who was a major selling point for the project, its investors and its naming-rights sponsor Barclays — is no longer working on the project,” group spokesman Daniel Goldstein said in the statement. “Mr. Gehry would not have made this comment if he were still involved with Atlantic Yards and Forest City Ratner as his client.”

Untrue, said Ratner.

Frank Gehry is a friend, a great architect and someone I have huge respect for,” the Forest City Ratner CEO told The Brooklyn Paper in a statement. “It is understandable how he and others have concerns about this project happening in the worst economic environment since the Great Depression. But that said, [we] are ready to proceed even at a time when other projects and industries have faltered. Atlantic Yards will get built and there has never been a time when this project is more important to the people of the state and city of New York and the borough of Brooklyn.”
(Emphasis addeed)
Note well: DDDB said Frank Gehry is no longer on the project. Bruce Ratner did not deny this, he only said Gehry is a friend he respects, which may be true, but isn't really relevant to the broader question.

So, "untrue," Ratner did not say.

Posted: 3.26.09
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