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Another hotel is going up in Williamsburg, this one at Driggs Avenue and North 4th Street. The Pod Hotel will be the chain’s third outpost in New York (the other two are in Manhattan) and will have 200 rooms, Capital New York reported. Williamsburg is shaping up to be hotel central: This makes at least the fourth new hotel going into the neighborhood, which already has at least four others, including the Wythe Hotel and King & Grove. Designed by Garrison Architects, the Pod Hotel will be 50 feet tall with more than 100,000 square feet of space, said Curbed. It will also house retail, courtyards, a restaurant, bar, rooftop bars, and a rooftop garden. The architect is thinking of using modular construction to build the hotel, in which case it would be made of prefab 10-foot-by-30-foot components consisting of two rooms and a hall, Curbed reported. The B2 tower at Atlantic Yards is going to be 60 percent modular, potentially saving 15 percent in construction costs and four months of construction time, according to Capital New York. The downside of modular construction is that it wastes space with double ceilings and walls and can take place overseas, the story said.

New York Moves Into a Modular Construction Phase [Capital New York]
Rendering by Garrison Architects Via Curbed