Saturday, March 10, 2012

In China, a 30-story hotel goes up in two weeks

If Bruce Ratner was said to be "captivated by a YouTube video depicting the assembly of the 15-story Ark Hotel in China in a matter of days," as the New York Times reported in March 2011, then he must be even more entranced by the more recent assembly of a 30-story hotel in China in just two weeks.

Even though Ratner's company nearly four months ago announced plans to build the first Atlantic Yards tower (and the rest) using modular construction, we haven't heard much since about what would be the world's tallest modular building.

Clearly, assembly would take a lot longer than in China--though it would save significant time and money compared to conventional construction.

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