Monday, January 19, 2009

Two years later, a look at the promise by Barclays of a 2009 arena opening

When this Barclays Center ad appeared exactly two years ago in daily newspapers, the arena sponsor promised that its "gift" to Brooklyn was "technically not until 2009, but our excitement can hardly be contained."

At the time, I wrote that, given potential delays from lawsuits and other factors, 2009 might better be seen as a goal than as a given.

That was probably conservative. In retrospect, there was little chance to meet the 2009 goal. Now there's little chance to meet the stated 2011 goal, nor to produce something that looks like this picture any time soon, if at all.

(Click on graphic to enlarge.)

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