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Ratner Critics Agree: Size Matters

More than anything else, critics both in Brooklyn and in architecture circles agree that the scale of Bruce Ratner's plans for a Brooklyn mini-city is the problem. The mini-city, anchored by a new Nets arena, would bring 15 high rises, one 70 stories high, to downtown Brooklyn. For the locals, it's about being dwarfed and overwhelmed. For architecture critics, the mini-city represents a return to the megadevelopment, a concept they though dead and buried.