As promised here is the website my friend sent me:
This particular one is an architecture review. For more explanation see below. My friends opinion of this new design is "it looks like a dilapidated pile of pancakes"
I also did some digging myself and here are some other ones that may be of interest.
This is the article on the new plan: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/10/nyregion/10atlantic.html?_r=1
A closer view and different persective of the plan
Here is the Frank Gehry decision article:
This is the mid design architecture review:
There was an interesting looking video with Gehry and Olin (the landscape architect of the plan) speaking about the design but I could not get it to load on my comp. I'm not sure if that is because it was about the old design. I also was curious if Olin was still the LA working with this project. I found it really interesting to follow the design process here.
all for now