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Frank Gehry May Lose Entire Atlantic Yards Project

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While Frank Gehry was laying off his staff for the recently put on hold Atlantic Yards project, could he have foreseen that he himself might be leaving as well? Such is the rumored case as developer Bruce Ratner has started looking elsewhere for an architect, likely a less expensive one, to replace Gehry in creating the one part of the project still active: the new stadium for the Nets basketball team. Here’s a bit of Ratner’s people confirming the rumor by saying that it’s not true:

“Frank Gehry has not been removed from the project,” said Joe DePlasco, a spokesman for Forest City. “We are continuing to speak with many arena experts and working hard to find ways to build a world class venue in an incredibly difficult economic environment.”

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