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New Designs for Atlantic Yards Arena Cut Lux

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

There aren't any wavy titanium steel panels in the latest plan for a basketball arena in Brooklyn. Barclays Arena Version 3.0 is a lot simpler, with alternating bands of steel and glass, and a lot less expensive than the original one by architect Frank Gehry. The re-design, by Ellerbee Becket and Shop Architects, slims the cost from $1 billion to $800 million, and cuts the number of luxury suites. Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn, an opponent of the project, says the latest designs are "windowdressing on a boondoggle."

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