Budget over beauty.
Nicolai Ouroussoff, architecture critic for the New York Times, expresses an opinion we agree with.
above: a 2006 version of frank gehry’s design for the nets arena and atlantic yards in brooklyn.
above: the new design for the nets arena by ellerbe becket, an architectural firm based in kansas city.
The decision to scrap a Frank Gehry design takes away an opportunity to build a significant structure in Brooklyn for Nets basketball, is viewed as a major blow to architecture and the public trust.
“Like all great architecture, it challenged our assumptions of what a building of its type can do.” “Clearly, the city would be better off with nothing.” Buildings do last a long, long time.
via curated magazine & RT @curbed