NY1 and The Post report on how corporate sponsorships are one of the ideas being considered to offset Brooklyn Bridge Park’s annual maintenance budget. According to The Post: “The inspiration for the commercial sponsorship comes from Chicago’s Millennium Park, which opened to rave reviews in 2004, and saw the private sector pick up $220 million of its $490 million tab. The massive downtown Chicago park is now flooded with corporate-sponsored attractions, including AT&T Plaza, Chase Promenade and the Frank Gehry-designed BP Bridge. Edward Uhlir, Millennium Park’s executive director, said the green space would’ve been ‘ordinary and bland’â€”and half of it likely not built â€”if naming rights weren’t sold to a dozen sponsors.” Meanwhile, NY1 notes that if this happens, it would be the first time a New York City park sells off naming rights. Since the park was always going to be a public-private partnershipâ€”in which condos were supposed to pay for the park’s maintenanceâ€”would this fundamentally alter its dynamic as originally conceived?
Naming Rights Sought For Brooklyn Bridge Park [NY1]
B’klyn Plan Gives New Meaning to ‘Corporate Park’ [NY Post]
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