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New Atlantic Yards Arena a 'Toad'

Arriving a bit late to the party but with fists a-swingin', Bloomberg architecture critic James Russell files a pan on the new Barclays Center design and Atlantic Yards in general. On the Gehry-less arena: "The result still smacks of hack expediency. One of SHoP's overlapping metal bands thins as it arches into a broad porch over a bleak plaza, where Gehry had planned to build a high, glass-walled public space. Instead we would have a toad hunkering at one of the most important intersections in Brooklyn, that of Flatbush and Atlantic avenues." [Bloomberg; previously]

Barclays Center

Atlantic Avenue at Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY