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Concrete Poured for Foundation of the Barclays Center

Arena Footings Mark Start of Barclays Center Foundation

June 29, 2010

BROOKLYNForest City Ratner Companies (FCRC), the developer of the Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn, today announced that The Laquila Group, a Brooklyn based excavation and foundation contractor, along with WNW Concrete Contracting, a local minority owned business, has begun pouring concrete for the foundation of the Barclays Center.

Nearly 700 cubic yards of concrete from two plants in Brooklyn, delivered in 80 concrete mixing trucks, has been poured in the first two foundation footings.

"We're thrilled that we are fully in the construction phase," said Bob Sanna, the executive vice president in charge of construction at FCRC. "Over the next few months we will continue with the mass excavation, underground plumbing and electrical work along with ongoing foundation work."

Mr. Sanna explained that approximately 13,000 cubic yards of concrete will be used in the Barclays Center foundation.  He expects 6,565 tons of steel to be used to construct the arena and an additional 2,693 tons for the arena roof.

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