How Does The Original Atlantic Yards Project Compare To What Has Been Built And What Will Come In The Future?





  • Definition of “Large Scale Architecture” and the impact it has on the city (super-blocks)
  • Present an example – Atlantic Yards
  • Summary of the site; Atlantic Yards (a reference to site visits)

Part I: Gehry’s Original Project (past)


  • Demographics for 2000 census (when the project commenced). Data collected via “Social Explorer”
    • Income
    • Population (density)
    • Property value
  • Architectural data
    • Programs (ex: inclusionary housing, Privately Owned Public Spaces, etc.)
    • Square footage
    • Amount of building in the proposed super-block


  • Trends in demographic data
  • “Why wasn’t it built?”
    • Whose decision was it?

Part II: The concurrent development (present)


  • Demographics for 2016 (most current data). Data sourced from “The American Community Survey”
    • Income
    • Population
    • Property value
  • Architectural data from “The Brooklyn Eagle”
    • Current programs
    • Square footage
    • Current buildings completed


  • “What programs remained from the original plan?”
  • “Does the architectural shift make a difference to the demographics of the site?”
    • “Can we suspect a correlation between both sources of data?”

Part III: Future Plans of The Site (future)


  • Projected Demographic Analysis
    • Income (educated prediction based on property value)
    • Population
    • Property value
  • Architectural Data From “Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Report”
    • Programs
    • Square footage
    • Proposed number buildings for the site
  • Current progress of the amended plan. Data sourced from “ — A decade on, Brooklyn’s Pacific Park mega-project is finally realized”


Conclusion: Analysis based on Parts I-III

  • Analytical opinion of the future project
    • “Is it conducive to the site?”
    • “If anything, what should be amended to the current project?”
  • Conclusory comparison of the original plan to the current/future plans of the site
    • Demographical data comparison
    • Architectural data comparison