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Legoland comes to Brooklyn

Posted on by Ingram Hebron

Architect Christopher Sharples knows what most people think of when they hear the term “modular construction.”

“A bunch of shoeboxes sitting on top of one another,” said the SHoP Architects principal.

Soon he hopes to shatter that negative stereotype in record-setting fashion. Mr. Sharples is part of a core group of 18 people brought together by Forest City Ratner to design a 32-story residential tower made up of 930 prebuilt modules containing portions of finished apartments—everything from bathrooms to kitchens—bolted to a steel frame.

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