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Skyscrapers that could top 60 stories would line Flatbush Avenue Extension (at left, looking south from Tillary Street). Dwarfing the Williamsburgh Savings Bank building (seen in background on left), they would form perimeters of fortress-like mega blocks envisioned by the Downtown Plan, a massive urban renewal project that includes property condemnations under the state’s power of eminent domain. A public hearing on the plan is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 6 pm in Borough Hall. Below, a model of Bruce Ratner’s proposed Atlantic Yards site, an assemblage of high-rise mega blocks formed by street closings and the use of eminent domain.

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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