Scarano Opens Up to The Brooklyn Paper


Embattled architect Robert Scarano found the time to sit down with The Brooklyn Paper recently. Of course, that wasn't so hard given that he's gone from getting 600 projects a year back in 2006 and 2007 to "basically doing zero" now. He did have plenty thoughts about some of the higher-profile projects in the borough. On the new design for the Atlantic Yards Arena: "It’s a more buildable job... It’s not a great anchor, because it’s a lower-scale building." On Downtown Brooklyn: "The Oro is a typical 1980s design and it doesn’t speak well for the skyline. But the Toren is not a bad job." On Fourth Avenue: "They put up solid street walls and no storefronts. They isolated the street scene from the buildings." On Richard Meier: "There’s a tremendous slavery to Modernism in what he’s doing. But at least they’re trying to raise the bar and that’s what we’re trying to do, too."
Checkin’ In With…Robert Scarano [Brooklyn Paper]

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