Six months before the final Grand Slam tennis event opens across the street from Citi Field, there is plenty of construction underway at the USTA Bille Jean King National Tennis Center, including the crown jewel atop Arthur Ashe Stadium, a steel retractable roof that will be fully functional before the first 2016 U.S. Open match begins.
The United States Tennis Association has announced its plans for a sweeping transformation of the USTABillie Jean King National Tennis Center that will include the construction of two new stadiums, as well as a retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Construction workers work in Arthur Ashe Stadium after the final beam is lifted into position by crane for the new retractable roof for the US Open Tennis Championships at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City on June 10, 2015.
PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER BARCA. National Tennis Center construction continues 1. Two massive cranes and a third smaller one lift trusses into place as part of the construction of a $100 million retractable roof slated to cover Arthur Ashe Stadium by the time play begins in the 2016 US Open.