Are Wooden Skyscrapers in Our Future?
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Over on The Mark , two men I know and admire debate the merits of wood construction. Larry Richards of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto (my alma mater) writes: Towers made of timber could herald a new environmentally friendly era of construction. In architecture, engineering, and forestry sectors around the world, there is a mega-buzz about forthcoming high-rise towers made of wood. Imagine a 20, 30, or even 40-storey condominium or office tower that has timber structural-members and is clad in wood. But Avi Friedman, Architect; Director and Professor, McGill School of Architecture, says: Not so fast.... Read the full story on TreeHugger