The design of the Barclays Center achieves a striking balance between iconic form and performance. Integrated into one of the busiest urban intersections in the New York metro area, the Center will sustain a healthy, interactive dialogue with the surrounding streets and neighborhood. The public concourse is predominately glazed at the sidewalk level, to ensure optimum visibility through to the arena's interior spaces and open the building to the main public entrance plaza. This large plaza creates a grand civic space, linking Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues below a spectacular 30' high canopy, which frames the view of the arena's interior and heightens the sense of arrival. Views and physical access both into and out of the arena are plentiful, ensuring a strong connection to the surrounding urban environment.