Eminent Domain Up in New York

The Kelo decision of 2005 caused states across the US to think twice before using eminent domain. But not in New York, where the controversial strategy seems to be experiencing a renaissance.
January 25, 2010, 6am PST | Tim Halbur
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Matt Chaban looks at a few of the more prominent projects where eminent domain is being used.

"One-Bruce Ratner's Atlantic Yards arena cum condos plan-verges on groundbreaking while another-Columbia's proposed Manhattanville campus-has just lost a crucial court case, with others-Willets Point, a casino for Niagra Falls-on the horizon. Now, a clutch of Albany pols are preparing to begin changing what some consider the worst eminent domain laws in the country."

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Published on Friday, January 22, 2010 in The Architect's Newspaper
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