PRE-FABULOUS: Check out Ratner’s jigsaw towers!

Eventually, the complex of three pre-fab buildings will surround the Barclays Center arena.
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Atlantic Yards developer Bruce Ratner will build the world’s tallest pre-fabricated buildings as the first residential tower inside his mega-project, re-energizing the slow-moving development that will feature the arena home of the Brooklyn Nets.

Renderings released by SHoP Architects today show a 33-story residential tower at the corner of Dean Street and Flatbush Avenue, just south of the under-construction Barclays Center arena.

The first residential building at Atlantic Yards will rise at the corner of Dean and Flatbush avenues. It will be the tallest pre-fabricated building in the world (until a larger Atlantic Yards building is constructed a block away in a few years).
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Construction is expected to begin next year, Ratner said.

But it may not be the tallest pre-fab tower for long: renderings show two more buildings — one even taller than the Dean Street building — that Ratner said will soon follow.

The tallest pre-fab building in the world won’t be built for a few years.
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Pre-fabricated buildings are mostly constructed off-site, with portions of the building shipped piece-by-piece to their final home, where they are put together like a puzzle.

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Here’s how the first residential building (seen in the background) will stand up to the arena and another proposed tower.
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Reach reporter Daniel Bush at dbush@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-2531.

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