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See Aliens Invade Brooklyn—Wait! That's The Barclays Center

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In the days running up to the grand opening of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, all systems are being checked out, including the wraparound zipper display inside the arena's exterior oculus that hangs over Barclays main entrance. A tipster sent us this video that looks reminiscent of a scene from Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Extra alien ambience is added by the sonic yawn of an off-screen emergency vehicle's siren.

Brooklyn site NoLandGrab has been keeping close tabs on the arena's progress and yesterday noted tests of the facade's decorative lighting system, which will be multi-colored and embedded within the slots of the arena's weathered steel facade.

· Arena Facade Will Provide an All-over Light Show at Night [NoLandGrab]
· Atlantic yards Arena Team Unveils Public Plaza Design [Curbed]
· Barclays Center coverage [Curbed]

Barclays Center

Atlantic Avenue at Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY