The 7/2/17 article, Why You’d Want to Build a Skyscraper Like an iPhone, by tech columnist Christopher Mims, suggests that modular construction might help solve the world’s housing crisis and contains this passage:
The tallest modular high-rise ever built was completed in the Prospect Heights section of Brooklyn in November 2016 by Forest City Ratner Cos. A conventional builder that has explored prefab methods, the company created a factory in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. At the project’s busiest, upward of 200 people were constructing and finishing individual “mods”—three for every one-bedroom apartment, says Bob Sanna, executive vice president of construction at Forest City.
Though successful, the project illustrates some growing pains of the new methods. Forest City had joined with construction giant Skanska on the modular factory, but that relationship ended, after delays in completing the high-rise, in a dispute.
In the first phase of building, water leaks caused such damage that, as a state monitor reported, the first four floors were "largely gutted." Plans to deliver the modules with floor installed had to be revised, with the flooring installed later on site. Its partnership with Skanska on the modular plan broke down in acrimony, with pending lawsuits.