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Tallest Wooden Tower in the U.S. Gets Green Light

13th June 2017

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Timber construction is a hot new (and old) trend promising sustainable, affordable buildings without sacrificing beauty or strength. While the movement started in Europe, it’s fast spreading to the U.S.

Just last week, the country’s most ambitious timber construction project—named Framework—was given the green light, receiving its building permit following a number of safety and structural tests. When finished, the 145-foot-tall tower in Portland, Oregon, will be the tallest wooden high-rise in the U.S. Designed by LEVER Architecture, the 90,000-square-foot building will house office space, retail, and sixty units of affordable housing.

I want to see their sprinkler system.

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