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September 17, 2012

Is Barclays Center (Still) Ugly? [POLL]

As Sept. 28 opening draws near, revisiting a question on the arena's aesthetics.

Park Slope Patch
by Paul Leonard

Back in March, Patch asked readers what seemed to be an innocuous question: Is Barclays Center Ugly?

Since then, we received 31 comments and 419 votes, with a majority of the passionate opinion (and we're paraphrasing here) that, yes, the new home of the Brooklyn Nets was most displeasing to the eye.

However, like it or not, the arena has continued to march ever closer to its Sept. 28 completion target date.

Now with the installation of Barclays' distinctive rusted steel panels, oculus and sky blue signage mostly complete, here's a chance to revisit the question—albeit, with a minor twist:

Is the Barclays Center (Still) Ugly?


A Patch commenter also notes:

...the pigeons seem to love nesting inside that metal skin... The workers have been cleaning the glass weekly because of the pigeon poop...if you ride by you can see the pigeons hanging out on top of and inside the perforated metallic skin... Take a close look next time you go by.

Posted by eric at September 17, 2012 9:54 PM