Forest City Ratner and Greenland Holding Group will break ground on three more residential towers this year, even as the first Atlantic Yards tower, B2, is woefully delayed, The New York Times reported over the weekend in a story we missed. The towers will be built with conventional, not modular means.
Two will be rentals and one a condo. Forest City is having trouble with the modular process, which was supposed to speed construction and reduce costs, the Times said. Only five of the planned 32 stories at B2 have risen so far, as others such as Atlantic Yards Report and Curbed had recently noted. The developer has stepped up its pace to install three modules a day, according to Atlantic Yards Report.
The date to finish up B2 is now late 2015, more than a year behind schedule. One of the apartment buildings, a rental, will go up next to B2. The other two will be located at the “eastern end of the site,” said the Times.