Lots of overtime at the Barclays Center construction site as Bruce Ratner tries to keep the arena a month ahead of schedule (so far, so good). The latest construction update from the state agency who's his partner on the arena has workers doing two shifts, Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. and some Saturday work as well.
Giant floodlights have been installed around the arena to permit construction work to continue. A lot of the work is make-up work due to weather or other delays, but as of the last report to arena bondholders, construction remained on pace for an August 27, 2012 completion and a September 28 opening night.
- Atlantic Yards Construction Alert 7-04-2011 - Empire State Development Corp.