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December 22, 2010

Atlantic Yards Actually Looks Like Something Now

Curbed
by Joey Arak

A month after steel first started going up at the site, the Barclays Center arena is starting to take, well, some sort of shape. Chopper 880 was in the Brooklyn airspace this morning and came back with a gallery aerial shots of Atlantic Yardsville. Isn't it crazy how such a big piece of prime Brooklyn land was left empty until this project came along?

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Atlantic Yards Report, Atlantic Yards down the memory hole: "Isn't it crazy how such a big piece of prime Brooklyn land was left empty until this project came along?"

We think Norman Oder took Curbed a bit too literally, but he did post an interesting graphic from photographer Tracy Collins.

Well, there was a working railyard at the northern half of the arena site (the bottom of the photo at right), which had to be put up for sale--not that Forest City Ratner didn't have the inside track to get the railyard, and to get the deal renegotiated.

And there were three rows of buildings, on Dean and Pacific streets, as well at along Flatbush Avenue, at the southern half of the arena site.

Posted by eric at December 22, 2010 10:14 PM