Architectural Record reports on recent developments and concerns over at Atlantic Yards.070124gehry1lg.jpg
I would have to agree with Gehry’s opinion that “the project would be more successful if parts were farmed out to other architects, permitting a variety of styles more akin to an authentic cityscape.” This is the case for most developments – part of the appeal of cities is the diversity, not only of people, but of spaces and contexts. Having worked on larger developments, it is difficult for one office to produce successful variety in it’s designs. Design has a certain inertia, and once one establishes a particular style or approach to a site, aesthetic diversity is near impossible without it becoming some strange stage coach city.