Ratner Cans Gehry For Good


Yesterday Forest City Ratner made official what everybody already knew: Architect Frank Gehry, his name having been prostituted to sell a sham project to the public, will have nothing to do with the design of any of the buildings in the Atlantic Yards footprint. “We do not anticipate that Mr. Gehry will be designing any of the individual buildings,” said Joe DePlasco, a spokesman for Mr. Ratner. Jettisoning Mr. Gehry is expected to generate $200 million in savings for the developer. But don't cry any tears for Gehry: The Times reports that he's already been paid "tens of millions of dollars" for his work up to this point.
Gehry Is Out as Designer of Project in Brooklyn [NY Times]
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