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Ratner Project Design Criticized Again

The respected Project for Public Spaces, which both critiques and consults on urban settings, says Bruce Ratner's plans for a Brooklyn arena and mini-city are flawed. The PPS says that ultimate result could be a "Crossroads of Brooklyn". Instead, it suggests the project may wind up as not much more than a homage to the ego of "celebrity designer" Frank Gehry, a sterile island rather than a gateway. It is the latest in a series of negative architectural assessments.