Ratner Eyeing SHoP for AY Arena?

The choice seems a face-saving move for Forest City, as a substantial backlash from public officials and the press followed its decision to drop Mr. Gehry in the name of cost

Whatever the reason, it’s a good choice. Policy and procedure aside, if Forest City Ratner is going to build an arena, it oughta be a damn nice one. SHoP has the potential to design a better arena than Gehry – though I doubt it would be substantially cheaper.

[via Curbed]