Childs in talks with Ratner to design at AY

David Childs and the planned Barclays Center at Atlantic Yards

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While Frank Gehry is long gone from the Atlantic Yards development, developer Bruce Ratner may be bringing another architecture heavyweight to the project, according to the Brooklyn Paper. Starchitect David Childs, who served as head designer on the Freedom Tower for the World Trade Center site, has met with Ratner to review Barclays Center plans and to discuss the possibility of designing one of the compound’s planned residential structures. “Bruce wants to bring in different architects, good architects, to do each of the residential buildings,” Childs said. “That’s something I’d be very excited about. Talking to Bruce, it’s clear that he wants to do this right.” Groundbreaking on the Barclays Center is set for tomorrow.