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February 2, 2012

High-rise housing going modular

This Just In [CNN.com]

This just in? Sure, if by "just in," they mean 11 months ago.

It's an idea that has the potential to revolutionize the construction industry: Use prefabricated modules to build more than 6,000 housing units. If the real estate development firm Forest City Ratner is able to turn the idea into a reality, the firm will build the tallest modular construction building in the world, a 32-story residential tower in Brooklyn, New York.

Click through for more, plus audio, if, like the newshounds at CNN, you missed this story when it broke in March of last year.

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Posted by eric at February 2, 2012 10:59 AM