Calling the new design for Barclays Center "a colossal, spiritless box... as glamorous as a storage warehouse," Times architecture critic Nicolai Ourousoff laments Bruce Ratner's decision to fire Frank Gehry and hire Ellerbe Becket...a "stunning bait-and-switch". The Times also provides more images of the new design. Meanwhile, Barclays Center's new architect promised to "deliver a spectacular arena" to Brooklyn.
- Battle Between Budget and Beauty, Which Budget Won - Nicolai Ourousoff - New York Times
- KC sports architecture firm snares Brooklyn arena project - Kevin Collison - Kansas City Star