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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Lupica: new AY arena design looks "like a White Castle"
Jumping on the bandwagon of architectural criticism, Daily News sports columnist Mike Lupica today opines: Is it just me, or is the design for Bruce Ratner’s new Nets arena starting to look more and more like a White Castle?