Officials of Forest City Ratner say the Barclays Center is still ahead of schedule but that construction crews will now be operating 24-7-365 until the arena's Opening Night on September 28 of next year. Activity includes arena construction as well as road work, sewer line installation and upgrades to the LIRR's railyard.
At last week's renaming event, Bruce Ratner said "We don't want to take any chances," when asked about the pace of construction. The last report to bondholders, issued in mid-September, had the arena still a month ahead of schedule. Critics of the arena have claimed the noise around the site at night and in the early morning hours has left many of them sleepless.
- Noises on! Barclays Center construction now 24-7-365 - Daniel Bush - Brooklyn Paper
Photo Gallery: The Bustle At Barclays Center - Patrick Conti - Fort Greene Patch
Can't sleep? On video, the overnight jackhammer and excavator tear up Pacific Street, make a din - Norman Oder - Atlantic Yards Report