This watchdog blog, by journalist Norman Oder, offers analysis, commentary, and reportage about the $4.9B project to build the Barclays Center arena and 15-16 towers at a crucial site in Brooklyn. Dubbed Atlantic Yards by developer Forest City Ratner in 2003, it was rebranded Pacific Park Brooklyn in 2014 after the Chinese government-owned Greenland Group bought a 70% stake going forward. As of 2018, after the arena and four towers were built, Greenland will own 95% of future construction.
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What about that 850,000 square foot arena?
More than a week later, the official Atlantic Yards and Barclays Center (bottom) sites still promise an 850,000 square foot arena, even though developer Forest City Enterprises, in a Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission filed on March 30, no longer promises an arena of that size.