10. Barclays Center

Location: Brooklyn

Architect: Ellerbe Becket/ ShOP Architects

Brooklyn's new basketball mecca isn't universally loved. Nor is it, truth be told, the finest example of sporting architecture of 2012. However, Ellerbe Becket and ShOP Architects are responsible for one of the most talked about new structures in New York City. The facade, built of "weathering steel," gives it personality and instant Brooklyn landmark status.

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