Thursday, March 17, 2011

Forest City Ratner to Slap Together Prefab Tower at Atlantic Yards

 The NY Times reports that developer Bruce Ratner is pursuing plans to erect the world’s tallest prefabricated steel structure in a bid to cut costs at his Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn.

The cheapo 34-story tower "would fulfill his obligation to start building affordable housing at the site," according to the Times. If it's anything like the 15-story Ark Hotel in China -- a similar prefab project that Ratner has shown interest in, according to the Times -- the thing could be slapped together in a couple of days.

Construction workers are simply shocked that Ratner would do this. They were his most most ardent supporters, the Times says, "during years of stormy community meetings, where they drowned out neighborhood opponents with chants of 'Jobs, jobs, jobs.'"

More here.

- Brooklyn Speaks Files for Stay of Construction at Atlantic Yards
- Ratner, the Nets, and the Russian Billionaire
- Petition to NY Gov: No Stimulus $$$ For Atlantic Yards
- Atlantic Yards Photoshoot: The Right to Bear Cameras
- Rally for Atlantic Yards 'Time Out' This Saturday
- Walkathon Against Atlantic Yards, 2007
- Atlantic Yards' Developers Next Frontier: Human Biology
- Atlantic Yards Financials 'Not Enough' 
- Did Atlantic Yards Opposition Blow It?
- Atlantic Yards: Is It Too Late to Stop the Check? 
- Federal Court Dismisses Atlantic Yards Eminent Domain Case
- Q: What Do These Groups Have in Common?
- Atlantic Yards Demolition Suspended After Ward Bakery Parapet Collapse
- Judge Blocks Atlantic Yards Plaintiffs’ ‘End Run’ Around State Laws
- Atlantic Yards Consultant Bill Up to $4.8 Million

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