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In the papers today - Friday 22 December

A £2.2bn complex of apartment and office blocks in Brooklyn has been approved by planning authorities in what would be the biggest project by a private developer in New York's history. The project would see the construction of 16 skyscrapers and a basketball arena over nine hectares (22 acres) of downtown Brooklyn, a site almost one and a hlf times the size of the World Trade Centre. The Guardian

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