(December 4, 2013) Lisa Colangelo of the New York Daily News is reporting that the $500 million upgrade of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center will commence in February. The first part of the upgrade involves the installation of piles to support the new retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium.
“We have to host the Open each year, so we had to work on a construction schedule that’s longer than we would like,” National Tennis Center Chief Operating Officer Danny Zausner told community board officials at Queens Borough Hall on Monday night in the Daily News report.
The roof which will peak at 190 feet, was described as an “umbrella” that can open and close over the stadium.
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