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David Childs not involved with Atlantic Yards project

Recent news reports that architect David Childs has been tapped to design some of the residential projects for Forest City Ratner’s Atlantic Yards development in Brooklyn are false.

“I have no idea how that storey came about. It was very inaccurate,” said Childs today in an interview with WAN.

While attending a recent opening of another project in Brooklyn, Childs said a young man who was worried about the housing element of the Atlantic Yards development approached him. Speaking from his role as the Chairman of the Municipal Arts Society and as an architect with a love of cities who knows the importance of housing in shaping neighborhoods, Childs said he told the young man that “it would be a great idea to perhaps have more than one, maybe even different architects involved in the project.”

About what he thinks of developer Bruce Ratner and the Atlantic Yards project Childs said, “Bruce has come a long way from his earlier days at Forest City Ratner. He’s trying to do the right thing.”

Childs said he believes that Ratner is striving to bring to the site ‘quality architecture there that he hasn’t been know for,’ citing the Barclays Center stadium by SHoP as an example.

“As to whether we are going to be involved I have no idea,” said Childs.

Sharon McHugh

US Correspondent

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