Tallest wood-built office in the world

Tallest-wood-office-building-will-be-constructedMany buildings have been constructed in timber over the years.  Now Canadian Architects working for developer Hines Interests, based in Houston, have published plans to erect a 7-story office building in Minneapolis constructed entirely from timber.

According to reThink Wood, an alliance promoting wood in architecture, the building would be the tallest modern all-timber structure in the US.

Architects argue that fire-protective coatings can be applied to timber frame, engineering can make timbers as durable as concrete and computer modeling has made it easier to design wood-framed buildings that can meet threats from natural and made-made disasters.

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