The Fleecing of Brooklyn

Kevin Baker makes a strong, succinct argument against the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and lays out just how it ended up taking life from the borough and giving none in return. “When it was conceived back in 2003, Barclays was supposed to be far more than a mediocre basketball and concert hall named after a scandal-ridden bank,” Baker writes. It’s a bummer of a tale.

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very interesting. I’m sure it’s not a similar situation at all but right now Toronto is in some uproar over a plan to tear down part of our entertainment district and replace with multiple 80-storey condos.

Frank Gehry is involved in this project as well, so the whole “enticing the public with grand developments” which are later scaled back is interesting. Although I personally would not want to live 80 storeys above the ground so maybe this one could use a little scaling back.

theotherginger (#1,304)

@redheaded&crazy are you serious? AAAAAH I HATE CONDOS – not in principle, just so many

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