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August 12, 2014

Modular apartments catching on with developers in New York City

  • This seven-story building was recently completed in Manhattan, and a 32-story tower is under construction in Brooklyn that will be the world's tallest modular building.
    Associated Press

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    This seven-story modular apartment building, the Stack, is next to a decades-old residence in New York City. The 28 units were formed from 59 modules 12.5 feet wide and 50 to 60 feet long.

    NEW YORK — In a city piled high with ambitious architecture, a seven-floor structure off the beaten path boasts a distinction of its own: It's billed as the first multistory, modular-built apartment building to open in the nation's apartment capital.

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