Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Times corrects arena site caption

Was this the Atlantic Yards arena site, as 6/13/08 New York Times suggested?


No. Today's Times published a correction:
A picture caption on Friday with an article about an Internal Revenue Service proposal that would make the construction of three expensive sports arenas in New York even more costly referred incompletely to the site of the planned Barclays Center arena, the centerpiece of the Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn. The arena site is in the upper left quadrant of the photograph; it does not extend to the area in the center of the frame.

In fact, they even changed the caption:
ARENA SITE In the upper left quadrant of the photograph, the site of the planned $950 million Barclays Center, an 18,000-seat basketball arena for the Nets and the centerpiece of the Atlantic Yards project. Ineligibility for tax-exempt financing would significantly increase its cost.


Actually, the upper left quadrant of the photo would encompass only part of the Barclays Center site. As I wrote, "Rather than stretch solely along the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Vanderbilt Yard, as in the picture, the arena site would end at the Sixth Avenue Bridge in the upper left quadrant of the photo and stretch south below the Pacific Street boundary, at the far left of the photo."

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