The Weird, Wooden Future of Skyscrapers

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
January 15, 2018

Wooden skyscraper

The Weird, Wooden Future of Skyscrapers

Framework, Lever Architecture

Lever Architecture (Rendering).

Wooden Skyscrapers

Framework (pictured here), a 12-story mixed-use tower that will soon rise in Portland, Oregon’s Pearl District. When it’s finished (likely in 2019), it will be the country’s tallest human-occupied all-wooden structure. Although U.S. building codes generally bar wooden structures more than 85 feet tall, the federal government has recently promoted research into building with wood, hoping to revive the domestic timber industry.

Read more about this innovative building process and the advantages of tempered wood structures.

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