Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Contractor for arena curtainwall sets up shop in Dean Street building across the street from the arena (and next to residences)

As photographer Tracy Collins points out, ASI LIMITED, the "Building Enclosure Specialists," appears to be a contractor for the construction of the Barclays Center Arena curtainwall.

They have set up shop in a building on Dean Street east of Flatbush, right next to a well-restored 19th-century house (and a string of residences), and right across the street from the arena block.

ASI LIMITED

From the ASI LIMITED web site
Barclays Center - Visual Mock Up Completed

ASI Limited manufactured and constructed a visual mock up consisting of 10ft wide x 32ft tall mega-unit made of structurally-glazed curtainwall and painted steel lattice framing – the mega unit weighed 7,300-lb. The mock-up represents an actual portion of the Atlantic Avenue “bump-out” at the Lower Suite level. For this mock-up the lattice panels and channels were painted to replicate the “look” of the weathered steel. Actual pre-weathered patina panels will be utilized on VMU2 which will be constructed and erected in Brooklyn in Dec/Jan.

The mock-up gave Ownership, Design and Construction Teams the opportunity to review the system’s design, constructability, and the overall aesthetics of the finished product, but also gave our Erectors the opportunity of utilizing as an actual “training tool” for how a real unit will be transported, rigged, and erected on site.

ASILIMITED has been selected to provide the 219,000 square feet of total building façade and enclosure of the new Barclays Center that is being developed in Brooklyn, NY. www.barclayscenter.com. This world class facility will house the current New Jersey Nets in mid 2012. The arena is the anchor development within the 4.9 billion dollar Atlantic Yards Development.

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