Park Slope Patch is running a poll on whether readers think Poor Bruce Ratner's and Mikhail Prokhorov's Barclays Center Arena is "ugly." While there is no accounting for taste there is also nobody being held accountable for the fact that the Atlantic Yards project as a whole is one of the ugliest cases of corrupt urban development and kleptocracy in a long, long time.
Norman Oder points to one commenter who made this point clear in the poll's comment section.
Judging the aesthetic merits of the city's newest sports arena.
Park Slope Patch. By Paul Leonard
Designed by Ellerbe Beckett and SHoP Architects, Barclays Center's mirrored glass and aged steel exterior continues to rise just a stone's throw away from some of the oldest and most historically significant housing stock the city has to offer.
So as Barclays begins to take its final shape in the middle of Brownstone Brooklyn, a question:
Is the Barclays Center ugly?
Or is it a welcome, intrinsically modern, addition to the landscape of the borough?
Take the poll.