The new SHoP Architects' Barclays Center arena rendering looks like this:
You will never see traffic flowing that fast on Flatbush and Atlantic, and that
is without an arena.Noticing New York's Michael White writes compellingly
about the surrounding
light smears racing past the SHoP arena drawing, which actually serve to
obfuscate the drawing, and about the traffic not shown on any other street.
And Neil deMause dubbed the transparent tower forms in the background "vaportecture."
One of Norman Oder's Atlantic Yards Report readers takes it a step
further and provides this realisitc
representation of the traffic:
So, wouldn't an honest arena rendering show some traffic congestion?
Oft-congested Atlantic and Flatbush avenues appear to be barely burdened. A
reader sent me the altered--and, likely, more accurate--rendering below. Maybe
the architects, when they appear
in public Monday night, can explain.