Sans Gehry, Arena Will Create Black Hole In Heart Of B’klyn

“The recent news that the developer Forest City Ratner had scrapped Frank Gehry’s design for a Nets arena in central Brooklyn is not just a blow to the art of architecture. It is a shameful betrayal of the public trust, one that should enrage all those who care about this city.” Gehry’s design was “thoughtful architecture,” but the “colossal, spiritless box” that’s to replace it “embodies the crass, bottom-line mentality that puts personal profit above the public good.”