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7/30/2006

An inconvenient truth?

Reminiscent of the video graphic in the global warming disaster movie, An Inconvenient Truth (now playing at BAM), the South Oxford Street Block Association issues this alarming photo of the possible shadows that would be created by the Atlantic Yards project.

In a strange karmic outcome, even the Greene House Condos would have their light blocked...an inconvenient truth, indeed.


3 Comments:

At July 31, 2006 12:32 PM, Anonymous ItsAWrap said...

Tall buildings cast shadows.... But the 'shadow sweep' needs to be put into some sort of perspective. What time does this 'sweep' happen? I live on the outer fringe of the 'shadow sweep'. At most, i cant image a shadow being cast for any more than an hour in the evening. On days like today, many folks might wish it cast more of a shadow.

Even bigger than the 'shadow sweep', is the reflective glare. The designs seem to have lots of reflective surfaces. Thats gonna create a helluva glare/heat issue. Cool shady mornings on the front stoop will be a thing of the past for many folks. Replaced by glaring Miss Brooklyn shining down on us.

 
At July 31, 2006 8:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ratner should rot in hell

 
At August 01, 2006 12:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, are we seriously talking about 'shadows'? So the biggest thing to come out of the environmental study is that it will produce some shadows in some places at some times? I think sometimes people forget that this in NYC, not Kansas. Little bit of history, people complained about the shadows created by the Williamsburgh bank, Empire state building, Chrysler building and basically any building taller than 4 stories. The future of Brooklyn should not be decided by whether something produces shadows or not. How about affordable housing and job creation?

 

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