In revealing the new design for the Barclays Center entrance, Bruce Ratner told reporters that the arena is on time (summer 2012) and on budget ($900+ million).
Ratner admitted the rest of the larger $4 billion Atlantic Yards project is highly dependent on the economy improving.
In fact, the entrance, with its imposing circular window in the roof of the arena entryway, is meant to be temporary, the space eventually filled with a 50-story commercial office tower. In addition to the arena entry, the pedestrian plaza outside the arena box office will have grass-roofed subway entrance to the 10 lines beneath the arena.
- Plaza sweet — Ratner unveils new front for his Barclays Center - Stephen Brown - New York Post
- New plans Brooklyn Atlantic Yards project released - Rich Calder - New York Post
Developers Unveil Plaza Design For New Barclays Center (Video) - Jeanine Ramirez - NY1
Nets' home will be 'on time' - John Brennan - The Record
- New Atlantic Yards Barclays Center plaza unveiled - Marine Cole - Crain's New York Business
- Arena going up — but will the rest of the project? - Gersh Kuntzmann - Brooklyn Paper
- Fashion Week Coming to Atlantic Yards? - Matt Chaban - New York Observer
- The Barclays Box Office (Slideshow) - New York Observer
Barclays Center- New Renderings - Barclays Center
- Plans for public plaza outside new Nets arena unveiled, set to open in 2012 - Erin Durkin - New York Daily News
- Ratner Abandons 10-Year Timeline for Atlantic Yards - Matthew Schuermann - WNYC
- Bruce Ratner 2010 contradicts Bruce Ratner 2008 on Atlantic Yards timetable - Norman Oder - Atlantic Yards Report
- Atlantic Yards down the memory hole: the first tower was supposed to break ground this year, not next spring - Norman Oder - Atlantic Yards Report