Monday, September 1, 2014

Work Stops on Barclay Center High-Rise in Brooklyn

Design flaws and cost overruns have brought construction on a prefab 32-story residential high-rise next to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center to a screeching halt.

The Swedish construction company Skanska stopped work on the $117 million project Tuesday and closed down its prefabrication hub at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Wednesday, August 27th.

The company said design flaws and tens of million of dollars in extra cost went into its decision to shut the project down.

The building is the first of 14 planned prefabricated structures in the recently renamed Pacific Park development.

Project developer Forest City Ratner told The Times it is confident the buildings will be finished and that the Skanska dispute is strictly over money.

Ground was broken in December on what is to be the world’s tallest modular building.

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