Atlantic Yards developer Bruce Ratner has unveiled designs for what would be the world’s tallest prefabricated tower.
The 350 unit, 32-story residential building, which would sit on the corner of Flatbush Avenue and Dean Street will be the first housing built on the site.
The developer hopes to begin construction on the project next year.
Forest City Ratner hasn’t decided for sure to go with modular construction, which been tested at the planned height, according to the New York Times.
When it that the site’s first building would be partially built in a factory, unions were concerned that would translate into lost jobs, while a modular-building manufacturers pointed out the union jobs would remain, but would take place in a factory instead of on a construction site.
While the height is unique, prefabricated housing is not new: those 32 three-story brick townhouses just north of the Atlantic Yards, for example are modular.