Timber Skyscrapers for Carbon Neutral Cities
‘The world’s cities are dominated by skyscrapers made of concrete, steel, and glass. But advances in wood manufacturing in recent decades have developed timber that is both greener than and as fire-resistant as traditional skyscraper building materials. And as 21st-century architects increasingly embrace sustainability as a core practice, the unofficial race for the world’s tallest timber skyscraper is on.
The use of timber in high-rise buildings is one of the most keenly discussed innovations in the construction industry worldwide. It represents an important step towards the carbon-neutral city.’
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Covey Cowan, Mill Valley, California