About the stupidest big urban project I've seen, and it is very close to me. I do mean "stupidest" in that it would have been a complete failure, much more than "worst" in the sense of not conforming to my idiosyncratic urban preferences. Just a disaster.
I went to one of the community meetings about an earlier (but not really smarter) incarnation of the project. The architect helpfully informed the audience of locals that it was such a great location because it was just a 15 minute subway ride to center city/City Hall.
It's a 5 minute subway ride.