NY building shows how mod design stacks up as cool | SFGate

By JENNIFER PELTZ | Associated Press

The Stack - Inwood - Modular Building

A reflection in the window of a local storefront captures a seven-story modern modular apartment building, center, between decades-old residences, in the Inwood neighborhood of New York City. (Photo: Bebeto Matthews | AP)

In a city piled high with ambitious architecture, a seven-floor structure off the beaten path boasts a distinction of its own: It’s billed as the first multistory, modular-built apartment building to open in the nation’s apartment capital.

Called the Stack, the building near Manhattan’s northern tip aims to show that while stackable apartments can save builders time and money, modular doesn’t have to mean monotonous. Its chunky front embraces its building-block roots, but the apartments’ interiors defy their boxy components with varied floor plans and stylish fixtures and finishes.

Read more: NY building shows how mod design stacks up as cool – SFGate.

Check out the really cool time-lapse video of the building being erected below.

As seen in this rendering, the building in Inwood will have a stacked style. (Photo: GLUCK+)

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