New York Rail Yard Plans Fail To Amaze

Plans to redevelop New York City's West Side rail yards are underwhelming, according to this review.

'The West Side railyards are the kind of urban development project that makes builders dance in the streets. A footprint bigger than Rockefeller Center's and the potential for more commercial and residential space than ground zero: what more could an urban visionary want?"

"So the five proposals recently unveiled by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to develop the 26-acre Manhattan railyards are not just a disappointment for their lack of imagination, they are also a grim referendum on the state of large-scale planning in New York City."

Full Story: In Plans for Railyards, a Mix of Towers and Parks

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