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Ratner to break ground on tallest modular building?
Original Comment:
You've likely heard about plans to build the tallest modular building in the world as part of the Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn, NY. Developer Bruce Ratner--part owner of the NJ Nets--has already invested $3.5mm in prefab R&D, including what it will take to go higher than the current tallest modular building, Wolverhampton Victoria Hall in England. An article posted on CNN last night says "Forest City Ratner would like to break ground on a 32-story modular construction high-rise apartment building in the spring."

47 days and counting . . .

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/02/01/high-rise-housing-going-modular/
Started on February 2, 2012 by Steven Williams
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Additional Comments:
Hello, I'd like to find out a little more about the Ratner project and if indeed it is slated for construction. I'm currently trying to locate resources and case examples for a pilot study on Modular High-Rise Buildings in the U.S. I looked up the Architects web page for this project and found some data, but I'd like to find out more about the proposed structural system. I think the Structural Engineer firm doing the design is ARUP, but I'm not sure. I couldn't locate the actual project on they're web info. Any help would be appreciated; Also do you know of any other recent U.S. Modular High-Rise Projects that might provide a good case study. Thanks.
Updated on September 25, 2012 by Anthony Jellen

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