Ah, but this reflects fundamental confusion and muddy thinking. "Failure" is not synonymous with "I don't like it." All Orik, Stone, and AB have proven, is that they don't like it.
1. Sneak, Orik, Stone, and AB are so far beyond right it's not funny.
(I don't hear Sneak saying he doesn't like it, so I exempt him.)
Don't you think that taking a large piece of Manhattan (land fill or not) and turning into what is, so far, primarily a dormitory with no appeal to anyone but its residents, is a failure?
It's not that I like or dislike it (as AB said, the park is nice), but that it's just sort of useless, and that it is busy being useless on some fairly expensive real estate. This is why I commented it would make more sense across the river.