11/10/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Atlantic Yards Designs: A Look Back At The Six-Year Saga

On Wednesday, developer Bruce Ratner unveiled new designs for his planned Nets basketball arena in Brooklyn, an Ellerbe Becket and SHoP-designed complex notable for a set of wavy, dark orange metal bands that wrap around its exterior. (Though it's worth adding that missing is any design of the rest of the $4.9 billion project - which envisions 6,400 apartments and a commercial tower - as the previous designs by Frank Gehry were dropped in the name of cost.)

Now that Mr. Ratner has pledged construction will start by year's end, which depends on a successful financing of his arena and resolution of a pending eminent domain lawsuit, it seems worth a look back at some of the various renderings and plans over the years.

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