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Wooden skyscrapers: The next big wave in urban sustainability

from Interesting Engineering

Forward-thinking architects from around the world are making significant strides in the advocation of timber as a fundamental resource for future city-building. In the interest of promoting smaller carbon footprints and greater overall responsibility in construction, leading researchers say concrete and steel should be comparative to oil-based resources: to be used sparingly and, eventually, not at all. The initial public concern over the strength of timber as compared to steel, as well as flammability issues, are quelled in the introduction of cross-laminated timber. more

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