Molly Cotter

B2: World’s Tallest Modular Tower and First Residential Atlantic Yards Building to Break Ground Today

by , 12/18/12
filed under: Architecture,Brooklyn


green design, eco design, sustainable design, green design new york, eco design new york, sustainable design new york, shop architects, shop architects new york, atlantic yards, atlantic yards development, atlantic yards b2, b2, shop architects b2, modular architecture, prefab architecture, modular housing, prefab housing, world's tallest modular building

Nearly 60% of the B2 tower will be prefabricated off-site. This means the complex will produce 70-90% less waste and will reduce energy consumption by 67% during the building phase. Controversy has swirled around this strategy, as it will cut union worker wages from $85 an hour for on-site construction to only $35 an hour in a factory setting. The development also drastically cuts the number of workers needed, leaving only 125 lucky laborers on the job. The flipside to this is that the overall cost and energy will be also be cut.

Inside, the building will offer 130 studio apartments, 180 one bedrooms, and 20 two bedroom units. A percentage of each will be affordable rental housing, while all will offer views of the burgeoning borough.

+ SHoP Architects

Click here to find out more!

Related Posts

LEAVE A COMMENT

or your inhabitat account below

Let's make sure you're a real person: