PROSPECT: A YEAR IN THE PARK

Brenda Becker of Prospect: A Year in the Park and Charles Star of Hawthorne Street, debate the pros and cons of a new 20-story building slated to be built on Lincoln Road, adjacent to Prospect Park.
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What disturbed me about the nascent debate over this flagship of skyscrapery in PLG was the opinion expressed by some that Brooklyn would have “arrived” once Prospect Park was virtually ringed with towers, in the manner of (its vastly inferior rough draft) Central Park. The vision of Vaux and Olmsted was explicitly that harried urbanites could refresh their souls in a place from which the city was mysteriously cloaked and hidden.

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