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Nets Arena Seen Critical to Ratner's Legacy as Architecture Patron

In a long and somewhat rambling analysis, the New York Times architecture critic examines Bruce Ratner's new role as a patron of great design...and the compromises architects make dealing with developers like him. The Nets arena, centerpiece of the Atlantic Yards project, is just one of three where Ratner has turned over design to a world-class architect. But Nicolai Ouroussoff writes, it will be Atlantic Yards that determines Ratner's legacy...along with that of his architect, Frank Gehry.