Flatbush Avenue at Dean Street
Brooklyn, New York
Utility upgrade work continues in preparation for the proposed Forest City Ratner Atlantic Yards development, although it's still uncertain if/when Atlantic Yards would be built.
The three buildings in the foreground (left to right: 636 Pacific, 475 Dean, 473 Dean) would all be demolished, and the Barclays Center Arena for the NBA Nets basketball team would be built at this intersection. Two buildings, 636 Pacific and 473 Dean are still occupied.
The additional barriers and reinforced fencing suggest that utility work has stepped up. Should legal cases stymie the project, unraveling it all would be very interesting.