Although many of BAM's grand expansion plans have been tabled by the recession, the Theater for a New Audience is still happening. The project's sole architect (after Frank Gehry got the boot last summer) Hugh Hardy told the crowd at Monday night's Fort Greene Association meeting that the $59 million project "hasn't died." Hardy did allude to problems over the project's life, including a ballooning budget (it started out at $38 million) and shifts in site location; it's now slated to be part of the BAM Cultural District's North Site on Rockwell Place between Lafayette and Fulton. The Brooklyn Paper reported that construction could start as soon as this December.
Theater for a New Audience Project is Reeling [Brooklyn Paper]
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