The New York borough of Brooklyn is set to become home to the world's biggest modular building following the development of techniques which facilitate the construction of large-scale structures from prefabricated modules.

The “B2” residential skyscraper in Brooklyn will consist of 32 storeys of prefabricated apartments, seizing the title of the world’s tallest modular building from a 24-storey student dormitory built in 2009 in the English town of Wolverhampton. Each of the 40-to-88 square metre apartments will be built on the ground…