Brooklyn is Set for the Largest Prefabricated Tower in the World

Posted on 03. Dec, 2012 by in News

Forest City Ratner, the development company owned by multimillionaire Bruce Ratner, has been planning a record breaking construction that is due to begin on December 18th of this year. Altogether there will be 930 modules, each around 14 feet wide, 35 feet long and 10 feet tall; all coming prefitted with plumbing, electrical wiring, toilets, exterior facades and even towel racks. Sizing up at 32 storeys tall, this residential tower will become the largest tower of its kind in the world – as it is a prefabricated tower!

Currently, the largest prefabricated building is situated in the UK, and is just over 20 storeys tall. The building planned to go up at Brooklyn’s Atlantic Yards site is almost twice this size, and is touted as using a more environmentally friendly form of construction that offers a faster erection time and for a lower cost than traditional building methods.

More and more companies and government organisations are realising the potential that modular construction has for almost all applications, providing them with a quicker, easier and cheaper way of getting the results they want; and in this day and age of cost cutting and budget slashing, this is just what we need.

In recent years there has been a major explosion in the popularity of prefabricated and modular buildings across the world (to find out more about what’s going on in the UK just visit Wernick’s website - they are one of the leading companies for prefabricated buildings) , with one Chinese company planning on building a 220 storey building in only 90 days by utilising prefabricated construction methods. Unfortunately for Forest City Ratner, if this construction goes to plan then they will no longer hold the world record for the largest prefabricated building – but losing to such a monstrous structure is nothing to be ashamed of!

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