Atlantic Yards Loses Green Roof for Arena, 2016 Completion Date

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Forest City Ratner, the company developing the 22 acres over Brooklyn's Atlantic railyards , says it needs two more years to finish the massive arena and high rise project. It's pushing back its completion date from 2016 to 2018, this as critics continue to wonder whether developer Bruce Ratner has the financing he needs to do the job.

The news came during a roll-out of a redesign of the first phase of the Atlantic Yards, which includes the basketball arena, and two buildings. WNYC's Matthew Scheuermann discusses the changes with All Things Considered host Amy Eddings.

New images of the planned Atlantic Yards project from Gehry Partners

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