It seems that full modular and prefabricated-assembly construction is soon to increase by leaps and bounds. The BROAD Group, in China, is waiting for a government permit for its planned 220-story, 838-meter-tall supertower in Changsa, China. The building manufacturer, which already erected the prefabricated, preassembled components—complete with floors and ceilings and more—of a 30-story, 100-m-tall building in only 15 days, claims it will assemble the supertower in 90 days. Talk about potential record-breakers: unfinished modular assemblies (without walls, facades or furnishings), height and speed all wrapped into one. BROAD is not releasing too many details about the project until they get the official green light. 
Meanwhile, Forest City Ratner Cos. just announced it is moving ahead on what is likely to be the world's tallest truly modular building—a 35-story residential tower at the Atlantic Yards development in Brooklyn, N.Y., overlooking the Barclays Center arena, which opened in late September. In FCRC signed on Skanska USA to build the high-rise, which has 30 floors of residential modules, including walls, curtain wall components, kitchen cabinets, wiring, plumbing and more.  As part of the $117-million contract, Skanska will subcontract approximately $56 million to a company created together with FCRC, called FC+Skanska Modular, LLC. The new company will fabricate the modular components in a 14,000 sq-m factory in the nearby Brooklyn Navy Yard. A construction start is likely in December. Completion is expected in 2014.