Tallest Ever Modular Building Going Up in Atlantic Yards

By Catherine Yang, Epoch Times
December 6, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

NEW YORK—Atlantic Yards’ B2 residential tower will be the tallest modular building in the world. Forest City Ratner will start stacking modules next week. The 363-unit residential tower will rise 32 stories high. 

The current tallest modular building is a 24-story dorm building finished in 2009 in Wolverhampton, England. 

The developers gave additional construction plans at the bi-monthly Atlantic Yards Quality of Life Committee meeting Dec. 4. 

The building on Flatbush Avenue and Dean Street will be stacked with about 900 modules starting next week. The developers said at the meeting they plan to deliver about eight modules a day with half of them delivered overnight. The modules are sized 15-30 feet and developers want to avoid traffic. 

Half of the B2 towers will be market rate and the other will be affordable housing. Of the affordable housing portion, 20 percent will be low-income housing. 

As reported by the Atlantic Yards Report, the average affordable two-bedroom unit would rent for $1946 monthly, and a one-bedroom would rent for $1161. Market rate two-bedrooms would go for $4403. B2 will be the first of 15 residential buildings.

Forest City Ratner and SHoP Architects collaborated on the modular design, which includes prefabricated wiring, plumbing, appliances, hallways, and stairs. There are 25 different layouts available for the “self-sealing” units, according to Brownstoner.