Daniel Goldstein, a spokesman for Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn, said the new design is “still way too big, and does not change the fact of 16 skyscrapers slammed on top of and next to low-rise, historic neighborhoods.”

Frank Gehry, the project’s architect, and Laurie Olin, its landscape designer, emphasized details that they said would harmonize the planned arena and commercial and residential buildings with the neighborhoods they would border.

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