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November 25, 2013
CM | 2.00
Barclays Center: Integrating Transportation into an Urban Arena
Sam Schwartz Engineering
New York, NY
The Barclays Center in Brooklyn is an 18,000-seat arena that is home to the Brooklyn Nets and host of concerts, family shows, and annual events that opened in September 2012. Located at the intersection of three major arterials and on top of one of New York’s largest transit hubs—Atlantic Terminal—the arena was conceived and designed to be fully integrated with the area transportation system.
Susan Walter, principal at Stantec will discuss the complexities of constructing a major civic building at a challenging site and incorporating a new entrance to the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center subway station into the design. Christopher Sharples, principal at SHoP Architects will discuss the design of the arena exterior spaces and the connections with surrounding transportation infrastructure. Sam Schwartz, president of Sam Schwartz Engineering will discuss the event operations of various elements that convey fans to the building, including the transportation demand management plan to limit the volume and effects of vehicles at the arena.
1. Participants will learn the importance of integrating sustainable transportation choices into the design of major civic developments.
2. Participants will learn about the engineering complexities of large-scale construction over a major subway hub.
3. Participants will learn methods to design transitional spaces between transportation infrastructure and a major event venue.
4. Participants will learn about methods to limit the use of personal vehicles and increase transit and active transportation use by event attendees.