- On Los Angeles' Skid Row, a 102-unit apartment building that will serve as a new start for formerly homeless individuals is going up with modular construction rather than conventional techniques.
- Like the B2 apartment project being built in Brooklyn, Star Apartments is being lifted into place as individual units rather loads of building materials.
- Michael Maltzan, the architect commissioned by the Skid Row Housing Trust, estimates that construction will take 13 months with the modular technique and would have taken 18 to 22 months with conventional methods.
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While ... preceding projects were new, ground-up construction, Star Apartments builds on and incorporates pre-existing ground floor retail. ...