After an eight-month construction hiatus triggered by delivery and fit-up difficulties at the modular plant, crews once again are installing modules on the future 322-ft-tall B2 BKLYN in New York City, which, if completed next year as now planned, will rank as the world’s tallest volumetric modular building. The record holder for the world’s tallest building using mostly prefabricated elements is the 200-meter Mini Sky City project, which the Broad Group—the builder—says went up in 19 days earlier this year.
The B2 project is the first residential building to come out of the ground at a nearly $5-billion development in Brooklyn, N.Y., now called Pacific Park Brooklyn but formerly called Atlantic Yards. Sitework for B2, under the new management of Turner Construction, began anew on April 24. The project currently stands 11 stories.