Gallery: B2: World’s Tallest Modular Tower and First Residential Atlant...

We recently wrote about how Brooklyn's upcoming Atlantic Yards development will boast the world's largest prefab tower, and now we're excited to report that the new building is set to break ground this morning. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Forest City Enterprises President and Chief Executive Officer David LaRue, Forest City Ratner Companies Chairman and CEO Bruce Ratner, Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York President Gary LaBarbera, Skanska USA Building CEO William Flemming, and Bertha Lewis will be kicking off construction for the 32-story tower in just a few hours at 461 Dean St. in Brooklyn. Designed by SHoP Architects, the building will be made up of prefab pieces that will be made right in a Brooklyn Navy Yard factory. We're hoping that once it's up, this new modular technology will spread across New York and become the cheaper, easier, and more sustainable future of city construction.

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