Today at 11 am, Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Bruce Ratner and others will break ground on the first residential tower at Atlantic Yards. OneÂ of the building’s 930 modules will be on display today, according toÂ Atlantic Yards Report. (The modules are fabricated at the nearby Brooklyn Navy Yard; the 15 planned modular builds on the Atlantic Yards site will be the tallest modular buildings in the world.) You can see a picture of the modular unit on display over at The Observer. From this point on, construction of the first tower is expected to take 18 months with an expected occupancy in the summer of 2014. As revealed in late November, fifty percent of the building, or 181 units, will be affordable and all of the units will be rent stabilized.
Questions for the Modular Press Conference [Atlantic Yards]
Renderings by SHoP and ARUP via AYR
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