The World's Largest Modular Building: Now Leasing in Brooklyn

Modular construction has been offered as a cheaper construction alternative and a possible solution for the affordable housing crisis. Now the building typology has a new showcase project in Brooklyn.
November 19, 2016, 7am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Keiko Morris reports: "What is believed to be the world’s tallest modular building made its debut Tuesday in Brooklyn, a 32-story rental tower constructed with prefabricated units stacked like Legos."

Leased by Forest City Ratner Cos. and designed by SHoP Architects and Arup, 461 Dean is a component of the 22-acre Pacific Park Brooklyn development. 461 Dean is the latest in a series of modular building developments, but until now all the projects have been of a much smaller variety.  

[This Wall Street Journal article might be behind a paywall for some readers. See also previous coverage by Planetizen and designboom.]

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Published on Friday, November 18, 2016 in The Wall Street Journal
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