Atlantic Yards Over the Years
Slideshow by Matt Chaban
The Atlantic Yards project, and the Nets arena at its core, have changed a great deal over the years. Until today, that had always been at the hands of Frank Gehry. With the announcement today that a new arena is being designed by Ellerbe Becket, AN presents a slideshow of the arena over the years.
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The Glass House
Frank Gehry's original conception of the Nets arena, unveiled in May 2006 and expected to cost $550 million
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Just the Beginning
The arena was originally planned to rest behind Miss Brooklyn, a signature Gehry tower that would have been the tallest in the borough
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Full Court Press
An early proposal for the interior, which would have been home to the Brooklyn Nets, which would be moved from Jersey and which Bruce Ratner bought shortly before announcing the project.
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Scaled Back, But Still Frank
Last May, amidst rising construction set off by the real estate boom, Ratner and Gehry released scaled back plans for the Atlantic Yards project, including a new look for the arena.
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The Contextual Look
As the project began to falter, Borough President Marty Markowitz proposed facing it in something more familiar, like brownstone. The Post was happy to oblige, and commissioned a rendering of its own.
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New Architect, New Look
A rendering acquired by the Times shows Ellerbe Becket's paired down version of the arena. (Looks pretty close to the Post's actually, don't it?