My Ninja, Please! 4.6.11 : Wood Skyscrapers on the Rise

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Highly earthquake and fire-resistant and eco-friendly…. but MY NINJA PLEASE!

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. The modernist preoccupation with high-carbon-footprint concrete and steel may soon take a back seat to the innovation of towers constructed of wood. The earliest ventures in this direction started in Japan a decade ago. But numerous projects are now also on the drawing boards in Austria, Norway, Australia, and Canada.

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Posted: April 6th, 2011
at 5:27pm by mnp


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