If Bruce Ratner's master plan for the Barclays Center comes to fruition, the arena will be ringed by three residential towers at its corners, one 33 stories, another 54 stories and a third 22. Last week, he quietly filed a building permit for the first tower, the 33-story tower at the southwest corner of the arena.
What this likely means for fans is that the tower will be under construction when the arena opens in September 2012. Ratner has said he hopes to break ground on the tower before year's end. He also said the tower would require $100 million in financing. SHoP, the Barclays Center design architect, has the commission for the tower and a re-evaluation of the original master plan.
Meanwhile, a Barclays Center spokesperson said the 5.9 magnitude earthquake felt up and down the East Coast had no affect on the arena construction site. "Not at all," he said.
- Forest City Ratner Files for First Atlantic Yards Residential Permit - Sara Polsky - Curbed NY
- If Bruce Ratner Builds It: Forest City Files DOB Application for First Apartment Tower - Thornton McEnery - New York Observer
- Ratner finally moves ahead with residential Yards tower - Daniel Bush - Brooklyn Papers
- Ratner eyes arena apts. - Rich Calder - New York Post
- Permit for first Atlantic Yards tower filed; signs suggest it won't be modular (so how will they save money?) - Norman Oder - Atlantic Yards Report