Transportation and Buildings Converge at Brooklyn’s Pacific Park

The Barclays Center brought professional sports back to Brooklyn in 2012, but construction taking place right now in the arena’s backyard is poised to bring significant improvements that will create an exciting new neighborhood for New York City.

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The entrance to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, home to the Brooklyn Nets professional basketball team since 2012, features a distinct oculus design.

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Currently, construction on the Vanderbilt Yard site is visible on the surface, but when completed, the rail yard will be fully underground, and eventually home to several residential and office buildings.

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WSP used 3D imaging to visualize how to combine the rail needs with the structural building needs of the Vanderbilt Yard location.

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The project includes realignment of some underground rail tracks that have been in service for more than a century. 

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Behind the Barclays Center, construction crews are busy reconstructing Vanderbilt Yard. The arena’s grass roof is visible from the construction site.

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The new alignment should reduce by an estimated six minutes the time it takes Long Island Rail Road trains to make the transition from the rail line to the rail yard.