Challenge to Atlantic Yards Pre-Fab Construction Dismissed

By Catherine Yang, Epoch Times
December 17, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

NEW YORK—A lawsuit challenging the Brooklyn Atlantic Yards development’s modular method of construction was thrown out by Supreme Court Justice Eileen Rakower Dec. 17.

The petitioners, represented by Brett Jaffe, said the construction included prefabricating plumbing components offsite, which normally requires the presence of licensed plumbing contractors.

Petitioners included the Plumbing Foundation and the Mechanical Contractors Associations.

Construction of Atlantic Yards’ first modular residential tower is already underway, but petitioners sought to stop the rest of the buildings from being prefabricated the same way.

According to blog Atlantic Yards Report, the judge asked whether the building’s systems would be tested each year. Mark Muschenheim, representing the Department of Buildings, responded they would be tested but he was not sure how regularly. 

The hearing lasted 70 minutes and took place at 80 Centre Street in Manhattan.