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.
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.
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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