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Barclays Center coated in rust ... on purpose

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08:07 AM ET 08.29 | The new Barclays Center invites double-takes, though not always in a good way. "I thought they were going to paint it," said a man who stopped to stare. No, they are not. For the facade of the Barclays Center, more traditional materials were rejected in favor of 12,000 separate pieces of what is called "weathering steel," and that leathery brown hue, which is the arena's final finish, is not paint but an intended layer of rust. ... [Weathering steel] develops a fine layer of rust, which then acts as a protective coating against moisture, slowing its own corrosion process almost to a stop. While it can look suspiciously unfinished to the casual observer, it has many fans in the world of art and architecture.

The New York Times

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August 29, 2012  08:08 AM ET

Happy 43rd Birthday to Mick Jr.





August 29, 2012  08:58 AM ET

Rust Never Sleeps, Bro.

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August 29, 2012  09:35 AM ET
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No matter what they do, it'll never be MSG!

Well I hope they can do something better than MSG cos Dolans aren't the best at doing it. With the love and hunger for basketball it's a shame what they've given to the city throughout the years...

August 29, 2012  09:55 AM ET

Its a second rate arena for a second rate franchise, at least here in New York. James Dolan is the only real impurity in Knicksland as we all Know........He's rich and powerful and the owner of the New York Knicks, so were stuck with him. Cablevision ain't goin broke anytime soon, so Jimmy Boy we're stuck with.

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August 29, 2012  10:01 AM ET

Nothing new. Saves a ton of money in maintenance.

August 29, 2012  10:14 AM ET
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No matter what they do, it'll never be MSG!

Didn't think they wanted 'to be MSG". They're trying to build a better team than the Knicks, so they DON'T need to have a MSG.


Now how that'll pan out, we shall see, but atleast they seem to have a plan!

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August 29, 2012  10:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

No matter what they do, it'll never be MSG!

Save the MSG for your chinese food.

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August 29, 2012  10:31 AM ET
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No they won't. Trust me. We in the NY Metro area have seen this movie before and we know how it ends.

This guy is a troll when it comes to me......watch his posts as it relates to me. It however is as you say...."we've seen the movie before". These people (trolls in particular) have no clue about New York and certainly how we feel about our teams.

August 29, 2012  10:33 AM ET
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As Mike Tyson once said "Everybody has a plan before they get hit."

And exactly what's Mike Tyson's place in society today?
Atleast quote someone like Gandhi or King or other notables. Tyson??? weak.

August 29, 2012  10:34 AM ET
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Didn't think they wanted 'to be MSG". They're trying to build a better team than the Knicks, so they DON'T need to have a MSG.Now how that'll pan out, we shall see, but atleast they seem to have a plan!

They first need to get 2-6 in championship play and not 0-2, or a least 1-2 don'tch think?

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