New York’s First Micro Prefab Apartment Building
The Manhattan modular apartment building will be completed in December and will contain apartments with low rents, but small space.
New York is known for its expensive and cramped living conditions. The city has a solution for one of those stigmas.
My Micro NY, the city’s first micro-apartment building, will open shortly after construction is completion in December, Dezeen reports. The nine-story, 35,000-sf modular building is located in Manhattan’s Kips Bay neighborhood and was designed by nArchitects.
While the median rental price for a one-bedroom apartment elsewhere in Manhattan is a whopping $3,400, market-rate units at My Micro NY start at $2,000. Affordable units will range from $950 to $1,492.
The catch, of course, is that the complex’s 55 units will range from 250 to 370 sf, with 10-foot ceilings. The apartments will have a Juliet balcony, a kitchen, a closet, and a combined living and sleeping area. To get some space, tenants will have access to a gym, lounge, roof terrace, and garden.
The modules are made of steel frames and concrete slabs. They are currently being stacked and bolted together.
My Micro NY also released a trailer for an upcoming documentary on the project
Contact USModular, Inc. for information on modular construction.