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Lawsuit challenges modular apartment project in New York City

Lawsuit challenges modular apartment project in New York City

The suit alleges that the project ignores key building safety rules. 


By BD+C Staff | July 11, 2013

A plan to build pre-fab apartment buildings at Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn, N.Y., has been challenged by a lawsuit filed by the Plumbing Foundation in Manhattan Supreme Court.

The suit alleges that the project, using modular units with more than 60% of the construction of the residential portion of the project surrounding the Barclays Center to be completed off-site, ignores key building safety rules.

The union plumbers group alleges that the Building Department is wrongly allowing Ratner to build the first phase of the $4.9 billion 15-building residential and commercial project without using licensed plumbers and fire suppression contractors.

(http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/bruce-ratner-pre-fab-tower-illegal-suit-article-1.1394910

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