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City issues first affordable housing RFP requiring modular construction
May 24, 2018 10:00AM
The city’s requests for proposals often come with affordable housing requirements, but this one has a rare proviso: The vision for an L-shaped lot...
Stop, hammer time: Q&A with NYC construction boss Anthony Rinaldi
October 31, 2017 08:00AM
The world’s tallest modular hotel, according to its builder, is also the “worst nightmare” for union construction companies. “Modular to the unions is hell...
City’s hospitals turn to modular construction as they spend billions updating facilities
June 26, 2017 08:30AM
As the region’s healthcare institutions spend billions to modernize and expand their facilities, hospitals in the city are turning to modular construction to rein...
Are oversized Lego blocks the building material of the future?
January 14, 2017 11:30AM
NYC lost its one its only modular home manufactures at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 2016. Still, modular building is having a moment, especially...
CitizenM developing pre-fab hotel on the Bowery
January 09, 2017 08:16AM
Hotel developer and operator citizenM is planning the 20-story, 300-room project at 185 Bowery. A Dutch company constructed the building in Poland and shipped...
California developer might use shipping containers for
December 26, 2016 10:00AM
California developer John Sobrato spent decades building offices for Silicon Valley tech giants. These days the billionaire businessman wants to build micro-apartments for homeless...
Forest City sells modular division
October 05, 2016 07:18PM
Forest City Ratner sold off its modular-building business to a former vice president at the firm, ending the developer’s brief and largely unsuccessful experiment...
It’s time to live in a modular Hobbit hole: VIDEO
April 30, 2016 03:00PM
Modular construction has become increasing popular in recent years. But now it is being adapted to make your nerdy Middle Earth fantasies come true.
Capsys modules come to life as “Lego Building” in Bronx
February 25, 2016 06:00PM
Could it be that modular construction is the grown-up version of playing with Legos? Before the shuttering of its Brooklyn Navy Yard factory, modular manufacturer...
Modular building pioneer Capsys acquired by rival Whitley
February 08, 2016 06:05PM
Modular manufacturer Capsys may be shutting down its Brooklyn factory, but the company’s name will live on. Pennsylvania-based modular firm Whitley Manufacturing is buying...
Is modular building already dead?
January 17, 2016 03:00PM
In 2015, Carmel Place rose in Kips Bay in just four weeks. It was the city’s first all-micro-unit building and contained 55 modular units....
Forest City warns of mass layoffs in modular division
December 01, 2015 04:10PM
Forest City Ratner has notified the New York State Department of Labor that it may lay off 220 employees from its newly formed modular...
City tests modular post-disaster housing at Cadman Plaza
October 20, 2015 01:25PM
The future of urban emergency housing is here, and it looks nothing like a trailer park.
Capsys, New York’s oldest modular company, to shutter
October 19, 2015 08:02AM
Pioneering modular manufacturer Capsys will shutter in March after almost 20 years in business, founder Nicholas Lembo told The Real Deal. The company’s end...
What’s next for modular housing in NYC?
September 30, 2015 10:05AM
From the September issue: Modular construction is gaining ground in New York City, but its future here may be determined on distant shores. That’s...
Forest City Ratner’s B2 had “significant water damage” in 2014
September 04, 2015 09:36AM
Modular construction might be the wave of the future, but all the kinks have clearly yet to be worked out.
Here’s how China built a skyscraper in under 3 weeks: PHOTOS
March 10, 2015 03:30PM
The United States is eating China’s dust when it comes to speed of construction. Broad Sustainable Building, a modular construction company, has achieved the...
Why Forest City’s modular design may not be the future
October 27, 2014 10:01AM
The stalled modular tower in Brooklyn has industry insiders asking the question: is modular construction at a large scale possible?
The Stack brings city’s first modular housing to rental market
May 19, 2014 04:05PM
Rental units in New York City’s first modular housing development are now leasing.
Multistory modular building to hit NYC market for first time
January 03, 2014 11:54AM
Hot on the heels of its first Starbucks, the Inwood neighborhood welcomes the city’s first multistory modular apartment building, which will hit the rental...
Elie Tahari sues board of 860 Fifth for $50M
125 Greenwich supertall closes on $473M debt package
Sales have launched at Tishman Speyer’s 11 Hoyt. Here’s a look inside
More Massey Knakal alumni leave Cushman for JLL
Not just Kushner: Other major landlords fail to disclose rent-stabilized tenants on construction permits
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