Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Riffing on Atlantic Yards


archbuild, originally uploaded by alex itin.

This afternoon is the big hearing on Ratner's Atlantic Yard sweetheart deal, I mean proposal.

I've been studiously trying to stay away from the whole issue, leaving it to my fellow bloggers to keep on doing the thorough and thoughtful job that they've been doing. Instead, here's an Atlantic Yards-inspired painting by one of my favorite artists, Alex Itin, who is the artist-in-residence at the Institute for the Future of the Book. This painting, archbuild, which is Alex's imagining of what the skyline might look like if Ratner's project is built, can also be seen at Alex's site IT IN place.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Have you seen this new column in nypress?

http://nypress.com/19/34/news&columns/rentaldem.cfm