Brooklynites To Get a Sneak Peek of World's Tallest Modular Building

By Heather Holland on November 29, 2012 10:44am 

 Empire State Deveopment will unveil the design of the new B2 building in an informational meeting on Nov. 29, 2012.
Empire State Deveopment will unveil the design of the new B2 building in an informational meeting on Nov. 29, 2012.
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BROOKLYN — The building that will become the nation’s tallest modular structure will no longer be a mystery to Brooklyn residents.

Empire State Development is working with local community boards to hold an informational meeting concerning the construction, timeline and design of the 32-story building, nicknamed B2, which is slated to be the first residential building in the massive Atlantic Yards development.

On Nov. 29, the state agency will make a presentation in front of Community Boards 2, 6 and 8 to discuss design topics, present renderings and to answer any questions the community might have about the building, which is expected to include both affordable and market-rate housing.

“Housing was and is at the very foundation of the Atlantic Yards development,” said Bruce Ratner, chairman and CEO of Forest City Ratner Companies, the developer for the project. “With modular, we are also transforming how housing is built in New York City and, potentially, around the world."

Craig Hammerman, district manager of Community Board 6, said he had no advance knowledge about the building, located at 461 Dean St. in Prospect Heights, and would have to wait for the meeting to learn details.

The building’s groundbreaking ceremony will take place on Dec. 18. B2 is expected to open in 2014.

The informational meeting will take place on Nov. 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Courtroom at Brooklyn Borough Hall, located at 209 Joralemon St.

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