The Atlanta Hawks might have one of the worst teams in the Eastern Conference this season, but the renovations being performed in Philips Arena are anything but disappointing.
The first of two rounds of renovations was completed in time for the Hawks’ home opener two weeks ago, and on Friday, the franchise released a time-lapse video that shows 124 days of construction in a little over a minute and a half.
Here’s the video:
The most obvious changes from this round of renovations were the addition of a floor-level bar directly behind one of the baskets, and the removal of the top two levels of suites on the sideline where private boxes are located. Those suites have been replaced by massive banners that will hang for the entire season and cover up what will eventually become upper-deck seating and a new concourse when the renovations are complete, according to AJC.com.
Philips Arena is usually very active year-round, hosting concerts and other events in addition to basketball games, but there were no events in the building from mid-June through mid-October as the crews worked tirelessly to finish the first phase of the project in time for the Hawks to take the court at the end of October, AJC.com also said.
It took more than 125,000 labor hours to complete the first phase of the $192.5 million facelift, according to the Hawks.Follow @Sean_Breslin