The ambitious, absurd ideas to turn Brooklyn into a utopia

One of the largest redevelopment projects in New York City history is currently underway in Brooklyn. The $ 5 billion Atlantic Yards development includes the newly-built Barclays Center, roughly 6,000 apartments, and hundreds of thousands of square feet of office and retail space. However, like most major redevelopment projects, Atlantic Yards has come against stiff competition from locals, and progress has been slow since the original plans were approved in 2006.

Now a few architecture firms…

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