A Prefab Grows in Brooklyn, p. 1

As follow up on the massive, modular Forest City Ratner project in Brooklyn, NY, groundbreaking is set for today with Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Gary LaBarbera, President of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Moskowitz, and Forest City CEO Bruce Ratner. Theatlanticcities says the 32-story tower, made of 930 modules, will be manufactured a mile away and trucked over to be sited. Half of the first round of homes of this $5 billion, 363 apartment project will be affordable housing units at below market rates. As Ratner refers to it, construction company Skanska and ShoP Architects are set to “break the code” of assembling a modular high rise. MHProNews has learned a model of the module is scheduled to be on display at the ceremony. The complex also includes the home court for the Brooklyn (formerly New Jersey) Nets basketball team.

(Image credit: SHoP Architects)


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