The three new residential buildings will rise along the southern and eastern elevations of the arena site fronting Dean Street, Flatbush Avenue and 6th Avenue. B2 Tower will contain 350 units and will be 32 stories tall- making it the tallest modular building in the world when completed.AMG Architectural Glass and Glazing will install all windows on the B2 Tower.
Nowhere is this scenario more promising than in Brooklyn’s Navy Yard, an industrial park where one factory is churning out extremely precise, 450- to 950-square-foot apartments that will click and seal together to form the largest modular high-rise building in the world. At 32 stories of stacked modular apartments, developer Forest City Ratner’s “B2″ building will surpass in height the 24-story student dorm erected in Wolverhampton, England, in 2009, then hailed as the tallest modular building of its kind. This past month, Co.Exist got a look inside at the reportedly faster and more efficient building process that could shape the cities we live in for years to come. -Fast Company
Because of innovations like these, FCR claims to have “cracked the code” to modular building on a new scale. The company says that B2 will be built in 18 months, or two-thirds the time it would take for conventional construction. Stacking the mods onsite, like one might build a Lego tower, will happen on a speedy rolling basis: As metal chassis come into the factory, finished mods go out by truck, and are lowered behind the Barclays Center onto the new structure by crane. The group has also pledged that its prefab process will save money and reduce the construction waste that occurs when building from the ground up by 70% to 90%. -Fast Company